CenturyLink Supports Experiential Science and Technology Education Camps for Denver Area Students

CenturyLink Supports Experiential Science and Technology Education Camps for Denver Area Students

140 Young Participants to Benefit from CenturyLink's Support of OpenWorld Learning's Summer Technology Camps
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Friday, July 17, 2015 - 12:00pm


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DENVER, July 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), a global communications company specializing in hosting cloud and IT services, has joined EcoMedia to sponsor OpenWorld Learning’s Summer Technology Camps, which started on  June 8th and run through July 24th. CenturyLink’s support helps expand the nonprofit’s summer technology camps and strengthen science and technology education for Denver area students.

OpenWorld Learning (OWL) supports children’s success in school by tapping in to the power of digital technology and peer teaching to develop leadership and ignite a love of learning. Support from CenturyLink is providing 140 students with 12,600 hours of instruction and activities across three camp locations: Metropolitan State University of Denver, Jefferson High School and Hallett Elementary School.

At OpenWorld Learning’s Summer Technology Camps, kids aged 7-13 participate in various activities including a week-long exploration of a particular tech topic, where they use their imaginations to create unique projects.

“CenturyLink is proud to support programs such as those offered by OpenWorld Learning that have an impact on our young people,” said Vernon Irvin, CenturyLink Vice President of National Enterprise Sales. “We recognize the importance of growing our future workforce in the telecommunications field as well as providing young people with opportunities to grow and succeed.”

“We are grateful for the support of CenturyLink and CBS EcoMedia,” said Lea Ann Reitzig, CEO of OpenWorld Learning. “This funding will help our technology camps grow even more and create the learning experience of a lifetime for our students.”

To celebrate the joint support for OpenWorld Learning, a commemorative event was held on Friday, July 17, at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Hosts of the event included CenturyLink Vice President of National Enterprise Sales, Vernon Irvin, OpenWorld Learning CEO, Lea Ann Reitzig, and Vice President and General Manager of KCNC TV, Walt DeHaven. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the camp and see the students show off their latest projects.

“CenturyLink’s funding gives students a unique opportunity to learn about and embrace science and technology at a young age,” said Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of CBS EcoMedia. “These camps help students build a foundation of knowledge that will help them become change makers that improve the quality of people’s lives in the future.”

About OpenWorld Learning
OpenWorld Learning (OWL) is a non-profit organization that serves approximately 1,200 students annually. Founded in 2000, the organization provides STEM-based after school educational programs to Title I students in Colorado so that they may learn important technology and leadership skills in a fun and safe environment. OWL’s curriculum has earned the ISTE Seal of Alignment and has been proven to improve attendance rates, standardized test scores, and critical thinking skills. For more information about OWL, please call 303-832-0066 or visit openworldlearning.org.

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.
At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002.  In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.  Please visit ecomediacbs.com, like us at facebook.com/EcoMediaCBS or follow us at Twitter.com/EcoMediaCBS.

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities.  EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.

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