Summer STEM Hacker Camp for Black Teens in Westchester

Written on 07/21/2021
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Ever wanted to learn how to build your own computer from scratch? A new summer camp is about to kick off in Westchester, and Black teens who have an interest in STEM, computer programming, or who simply like to play around with technology are invited to join—no experience needed!

Urban Legacy, which aims to build STEM learning and entrepreneurship in the Black community, is hosting a Black Hacker's Camp chock full of activities designed by the students of the Edgemont Robotics Team. The camp is perfect for any black 7th–10th grader who's curious about computers—or who simply wants to challenge themselves. (Accommodations can be made for 6th and 11th graders, too.)

In order to learn how to build their own computers, campers will be provided with their own "Raspberry Pi" device that they can take home. Campers will also receive a device power supply, an SD storage card, a Pi protective case, and an electronics kit, though they do need to bring their own laptops. No laptop? No problem! A laptop can be secured for those who do not own one; just be sure to tell the camp organizers during the registration process. 

The Black Hacker's Camp runs every weekday from Monday, July 26 to Friday, August 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. Campers meet at the Bethesda Baptist Church's Family Life Center at 71 Lincoln Avenue in New Rochelle. See below for registration information and a flier.

Black Hacker's Camp For Teens

  • Date: Weekdays from Monday, July 26-Friday, August 6, 2021
  • Time: 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Bethesda Baptist Church Family Life Center, 71 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • Cost: $50; scholarships available
  • Register: HERE >>
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