New Program Introduces Young Black Men to Technology

New Program Introduces Young Black Men to Technology

By: Linnie Frank Bailey
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Friday, August 14, 2015 - 9:00am

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Loden Harris, an African-American middle-schooler, has a message for the world:'There are young black males in Baltimore who are preparing to make a difference in the technical world!'

Along with 40 other young black men from his city, Loden recently participated in a program designed to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to minority youth. The two-year program, called Minority Male Makers, is sponsored by Verizon. Students not only learn tech skills such as coding, but also critical thinking and entrepreneurship.

Verizon partnered with four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) - Morgan State University, Kentucky State, Jackson State and North Carolina A&T, to implement a four-week summer launch of the program. All-day workshops include lessons and hands-on training in coding, robotics, app design and development, and 3D modeling, design and printing. Faculty from the HBCUs teach and mentor the students.

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