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Aug. 29, 2013 12:30 pm

Help STEM program Bootstrap Philadelphia expand to Science Leadership Academy

Since early 2012, the program, which teaches middle school students algebra through video game programming, has run four eight-week sessions at schools like Wilson Community School and Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School.

City Managing Director Rich Negrin and students from Bootstrap Philadelphia.

Bootstrap Philadelphia wants to get Science Leadership Academy (SLA)‘s students excited about STEM, but first it needs your help to raise $15,000 to hire and train instructors, develop materials and provide support to SLA.

Since early 2012, the program, which teaches middle school students algebra through video game programming, has run four eight-week sessions at schools like Wilson Community School and Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School. You might remember Zora Ball, the seven-year-old video game programmer and one of the youngest Bootstrap Philadelphia participants.

Support the expansion here. The crowdfunding campaign ends Oct. 11.

Bootstrap Philadelphia is managed by local edtech nonprofit Philly ConnectED.

 

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technically Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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