If you didn’t know by now, ACM loves helping out in the community. This past August we started an after school program called Tech All-Stars an elementary education program focused on STEM education, at Charlotte Lab School, a new charter school located in uptown Charlotte. In the program third through fifth grade students receive a Chromebook, learn the skills needed to create a business, and then start a business of their own. Not only did the students develop concepts for their own businesses, they also created websites to brand their services.
Students had a chance to present the business they created in front of their parents, business leaders, community leaders, and Charlotte’s very own mayor, Jennifer Roberts! The students were so creative in the businesses they created. We had a party planner, a bracelet designer, sports store and many more! It was also quite amazing to have the Mayor attend, hand out prizes to the winners, as well as share some great information on how Charlotte uses technology and has a need for software programmers. We are really excited about what it means to invest in the next generation. To help them unlearn the untruths we’ve told them about success and get them to build their minds organically.