However, this post is not about how great a camp we put on. This post is about giving you, the working software developer, the corporate sponsor, or the volunteer enough information to decide whether you want to join us next year. In 2016 we hope to reach twice as many of Raleigh's youth, but we need three additional dedicated teachers, about $3000 in corporate sponsorship, and 60 volunteer hours if we're going to reach our goal of 40 campers.
To help foster the same realization in our camp's participants we had a speaker, who had to actively be earning a living in the computer field. You would be amazed by how effective these 10-15 minute sessions were in growing the children's visions of their future. I'm not sure what it was--perhaps these students had never met a working computer scientist before--but the kids grew absolutely silent, listening intently during many of these talks. And they had a strong effect, by the end of the week I'd hear some saying "I want to be like Mr. Mark when I grow up!"
Join Us Next Year!
If you are a working computer scientist, a corporation that wants to make a difference in Raleigh, or someone who is willing to volunteer their time, we need your help. In 2016 we hope to reach twice as many of Raleigh's youth, but we need three additional dedicated teachers (anyone with a CS background), about $3000 in corporate sponsorship, and 60 volunteer hours if we're going to reach our goal of 40 campers.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining us!