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Tech St@rs: New Name, Improved Curriculum Tech St@rs

TIMG_0756 IMG_0775 IMG_0769 IMG_0752 IMG_0745 IMG_0765ech St@rs: New Name, Improved Curriculum Tech St@rs – formerly known as Sixth Grade Stars – is People’s Emergency Center’s after-school technology program for fifth and sixth grade students. The current session features students from Martha Washington, MLA, and Belmont Charter. Twice a week students engage with the software under the direction of instructor Claudia Trani-Melgar. Over

the course of 10 weeks, students will improve their skills in keyboarding, Microsoft Office, internet/email, and basic computer functions.

Through a collaboration with Positive Minds, once a week students participate in community building activities facilitated by Jeannine Cook. In addition to growing in their abilities to relate well to one another – Positive Minds focuses on three main principles: peace, love, and respect – the students are also gaining an introduction to basic filmmaking during many of their exercises.

Update: On Monday, May 13, eight students graduated from the Tech St@rs program. Each student was

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awarded a desktop computer from PEC. Congrats!

Blog post written by Ashton Yount.

For more information, visit People’s Emergency Center website.

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