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Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), Children & Young Adults, Cybersecurity, Digital Literacy path, St. Andrews Church, St. Thomas PCCs, University of the Virgin Islands, viNGN in the community

4-week Cyber Saturdays program begins March 19 at St. Andrew’s PCC


ywca-usvi-logo-imgYWCA USVI, in Community Partnership with the US Department of Energy’s Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline Consortium, the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Andrew’s Church and viNGN will introduce girls to the tools needed to become Cyberdefenders in “Cyber Saturdays” – a special 4-week program. For four Saturdays beginning Saturday, March 19 – Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 2-5pm, participants will be trained in cyber security, computer science, and programming at no cost.


ywca-usvi-imgWith the motto, “By love serve each other; women and girls leading change” the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) USVI received its world affiliation at World Council 2011. The YWCA promotes justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment while developing the leadership and collective power of women and girls around the world, founded on and inspired by the Christian faith.

The St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Public Computer Center is located at #50, 9th Street in Sugar Estate on St. Thomas and is open Mondays-Saturdays. To apply to be a part of Cyber Saturdays, parents or interested girls may complete the pre-registration form online at http://goo.gl/forms/zubGT1Zmn7.

For questions or more information, contact:

Rebecca Hoffart
rebeccahoffart@gmail.com
(407) 284-0290

Lena S. Williams
YWCA
(340) 643-1495

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About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from a grant by the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia.The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).

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