AT&T has announced a contribution of $250,000 for All Star Code (ASC) Summer STEM Program. ASC is a tech education non-profit that provides computer science training for qualified young men. This investment is funding 60 high school juniors and seniors participating in this year’s ASC Summer Program.
ASC’s 2016 Summer Intensive is a unique six-week program designed to empower young men with the skill, network and mind-set they need to create new future through technology. This year’s program will include site visits as well as exposure to top executives in the industry.
Along with sponsoring ASC, AT&T is continuing its sponsorship of Girls Who Code and STEM summer education programs in all five boroughs this summer. This includes continued support for the Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative at Kingsborough Community College and the Summer STEM Collaboratory Program at Pace University, as those programs continue to reach new minds and teach STEM concepts to New York City students.
Also, for the first time, AT&T will be supporting the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria’s Tech Explorers Program, which will teach 8th grade through 12th grade girls to design, program, and develop marketing video games and apps for social change. AT&T is also partnering with the College of Staten Island’s Office of Continuing Education to offer its first ever summer STEM program for Staten Island High School students. In addition, AT&T is helping the QSAC STEAM Program to launch its STEM education initiative, which will provide adults with autism in the Bronx with valuable educational tools that will foster the development of tech-related skills.