When it comes to helping today’s students graduate from high school and succeed in the workforce, a mentor can make all the difference. In fact, more than one in three students at risk of not graduating from high school grow up without an adult mentor in their life. That’s why we’ve made mentoring a key component of AT&T Aspire, our signature education initiative committed to helping students across the country prepare for college and career – so they can be ready for the jobs of tomorrow.
Support Demonstrates AT&T’s Continuing Efforts to Promote STEM Education and Close the Gender Gap in Tech Industry
New York, NY, August 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – AT&T today announced a $1 million contribution to Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. The announcement was made at the graduation ceremony for AT&T’s Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, a rigorous computer science course aimed at educating, inspiring and equipping high school girls with the skills, resources and confidence necessary to pursue opportunities in the technology field.
Fixing gender imbalances in the tech industry won't happen overnight, but some 40 Miami girls are looking to give it a try.
The high school students are spending their summer learning to code in an intensive workshop.
The program from the Verizon Foundation and the nonprofit Girls Who Code is part of a nationwide effort to encourage girls to pursue computer science fields. The teens learn mobile app development, web design and robotics.