Shawn and Stephanie Grimes, the collective minds behind Campfire Apps who were also the subject of an article in the New York Times about making a living as app developers, are joining the Digital Harbor Foundation team.
The Grimeses will be running the STEM Engine web development and design program at DHF’s new Rec2Tech Center in Federal Hill, scheduled to open Jan. 17.
The STEM Engine program will enable high school students to do paying work assembling websites for local small businesses. The money students earn is then deposited into a scholarship fund, and upon their graduation from high school, students can use the money to start their own business, buy a house or pay for college.
As Technically Baltimore reported in November, “Digital Harbor Foundation is following through on what co-executive director Andrew Coyadvocated for at Ignite Education in September: creating a ‘pipeline of local talent,’ or students equipped with the necessary skills to find tech work in the city.”
Funding for the STEM Engine comes from the Mount Vernon-based Annie E. Casey Foundation.