Curriculum ranged from coding and robotics to graphic design and Web development
May 13, 2019 – Comcast joined Matteson, IL, Village President Sheila Chalmers-Curry, Richton Park, IL, Mayor Rick Reinbold and Illinois 2nd District Rep. Robin Kelly today to announce that it gave Mentoring Youth Through Technology (MYTT) a $25,000 grant that funded a variety of after-school technology training programs for middle school students in the two towns.
MYTT partners with schools, municipalities and community-based organizations to deliver eight-week-long science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) training programs. A pre-program assessment and a program completion assessment track participants’ progress.
“MYTT gives middle school students hands-on training in a wide variety of areas of technology,” said MYTT Executive Director Randle Carter. “Comcast’s grant helped us expand the program in Matteson and Richton Park and helped students in these locations build crucial skills that will have an impact on their futures.”
“I firmly believe that mentoring is one of the most important tools we have to empower and uplift our young people to ensure they have a bright future. As a proud volunteer mentor myself, I know MYTT’s training programs will be a powerful game-changer for young people in my community,” said Illinois 2nd District Rep. Robin Kelly. “Thank you to Comcast, all the mentors and all the volunteers for supporting the MYTT program, you truly are changing lives for the better.”
“Comcast was proud to support MYTT’s efforts to help young people learn about a variety of important areas of technology,” said John Crowley, senior vice president of Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region. “Technology is crucial in life and in work, and we’re working to make sure young people get the tools and training they need to compete in the workforce and be successful.”
About Mentoring Youth Through Technology
MYTT is designed to inspire, educate and mentor youth with the use of technology. With programming available in Illinois, Mississippi and Tennessee, MYTT offers training in robotics, coding, game development, 3D animation, graphic design, web design, application development, network engineering, computer hardware and much more. MYTT serves thousands and offers Robotic workshops, Robotic Clubs, STEM summer camps, STEM expos, enhanced after-school STEM programs, annual Youth Technology conferences and an After School Program.
For more information about MYTT, visit www.myttil.com.
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