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(VI Source) St. Croix Boys and Girls Club members participate in Governor’s Summer Tech Initiative


VISource-logoYouth participants in the St. Croix Boys and Girls Club, a viNGN Public Computer Center (PCC) site, were recently featured in the VI Source online newspaper as they presented their project work at St. Croix Government House. Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. Project work included development of a mobile phone app, web site creation and experimentation with digital photography.Gov. John deJongh Jr. said he wanted to build on the summer reading challenge program, with an introduction to technology.  This Governor’s Technology Exploration Summer Initiative was created as an adjunct to the successful Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Students worked with tech professionals from the United States Virgin Islands, which allows them to envision themselves as part of an organic movement and encourages them to see themselves in computer science careers.  The children engaged in a four-week program hosted at the Boys and Girls Club Christiansted facility.

Read the article Kids Celebrate Their Tech Savvy At Government House Expo in the VI Source

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