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Generation YES is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to deliver top quality, personalized education for students that combines a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences to create a supportive and successful environment for children who want an individualized approach to education. We are a mobile learning company looking to help produce 21st Century leaders. We are revolutionizing the way students, parents and educators view and discover new learning opportunities in Science, Math, Music, Arts, Reading, and Technology. We value collaboration, creativity, and design thinking through camps, events, and challenges to help participants develop prototypes of their imagination.
One of GY’s top priorities is to inspire low-income children to become more engaged in their learning so they can succeed in school and become life-long learners. Our focus is on improving children's learning environment in their community and home and its connection to what happens in the classroom. We work with students, teachers, and parents. GY's goal is to expand our innovative, low-cost program throughout North Carolina.
As part of our commitment to closing the 'digital divide', we look to assist people and communities who are at risk of exclusion from the world of technology-enabled opportunity.
We teach STEM curriculum to a younger generation growing up in an ever technologically advancing society. We believe in teaching our kids the skills and knowledge they will need to do well in their technology-rich environment. We want to stimulate the creativity of the next generation and show them not only how to use technology effectively, but how to shape it. We are fostering the next generation of Achievers, Dreamers, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs.
In today’s world, in which technology is playing an increasingly growing role in the lives of children, computer literacy and technological fluency is not enough. Developing competence and confidence regarding the use of computers is a necessary step. However, developing character traits that serve children to use technology in a safe way to communicate and connect with others, and providing opportunities for children to envision a better world through the use of computers is as important. Our programs pursue questions such as:
- How can children use technology in positive ways to lead more fulfilling lives and to make the world a better place?
- How can we develop programs to help children use technology in effective ways to learn new things?
- How can schools, communities, and our partner organizations incorporate a more STEM-focused curriculum allowing for students to express themselves creatively, to communicate in better ways, to achieve the best of their potential?
- Based on an understanding of the positive impact of new technologies in the lives of children, how do we build on the strengths and assets of our teachers and education leaders, leveraging what they are already doing with technology in innovative ways.
- Brookshire Harris
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