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Apr. 11, 2019 1:15 pm

Cyber Streets is launching a Girls in STEM program in Lewes

The free after-school camp will explore cybersecurity, agricultural tech and more.
Girls need tech.

Girls need tech.

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Cyber Streets has been working to increase access to STEM programs for downstate youth since it was founded by Dover IT professional Rob Bentley in 2017. Initially focused on Dover and Kent County, Bentley always planned to expand, and to focus on not only on Dover’s at-risk, inner-city kids, but girls in particular who lack resources.

Starting April 15, Sussex County girls ages 11 to 16 will learn the ins and outs of STEM topics such as cybersecurity, agricultural tech, robotics, drones and  entrepreneurship during a two-week, after-school tech-immersion camp at the Lewes Public Library called “The Future is Female: Girls in STEM.”

“If we have a deficiency in girls in tech, from our experiences it’s because we’re not focusing and looking in all the right places,” said Bentley in a 2018 interview with Techncal.ly.

The program is modeled after Cyber Streets’ original framework introduced to the Inner City Cultural League last summer. Each topic is presented over two days, including an industry tour.

The camp is free, including dinner and transportation, thanks to support from the Fund for Women, the Mildred H. and Ray A. Thompson Fund and the Sussex County STEM Alliance.

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