Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LOS ANGELES - Feb 15, 2017 - Shelon Douglas, Founder and CEO of Innovate Globally, partnered with Westchester High School to mobile the experience of an Hour of Code for High School students on Tuesday December 6, 2016.Douglas has taken this initiative on the road through what she calls the “Tech Mobile” Bus. The tech mobile bus is one of the many techniques she is using to teach her innovate global business model, a STEAM focus-driven program encouraging youth to enhance their own economic development through innovation and technology entrepreneurship.
“I believe that one of the things lacking among the students we work with is the understanding of entrepreneurship and how to use their brilliance in the tech space of innovation,” said Douglas. “Our program is designed to meet that need, and to pull that brilliance out of them.”
The mobile tech bus allows Douglas and her team to travel from neighborhood to neighborhood offering youth an opportunity to learn how to become coders and developers, designers and marketers, product enthusiasts and come together, to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch companies despite the lack of community resources provided to them.
The one of a kind “Tech Mobile Bus” Bus is equipped with Wi-Fi, 70 inch flat screen display, 12 monitors for Skype remote instruction and 20 lap tops. The bus not only allows for Douglas to teach the students code technology, one of the three components to her Innovate Globally business model, but also the DigiTech curriculum as well. DigiTech IQ focuses specifically on the Arts within STEAM initiatives, allowing youth that have an interest in digital arts and graphics to focus on learning how to create prototypes, websites and multimedia projects.
“We wanted to create a space for creativity as it relates to coding and digital branding. Instead of creating that space somewhere else, we decided to bring our technology to them,” said Douglas.
This coming spring, Douglas will be partnering with Los Angeles Southwest College to host the next Tech Mobile Bus “Hour of Code.” Through implementing these code academies, Shelon hopes to continue to emphasizing the importance of technology, strategic planning, business coaching and business ownership.
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About Hour of Code
The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Learn more about Hour of Code by visiting their website https://hourofcode.com/
About Innovate Globally
Innovate Globally provides hands-on experiences where students can find out not only if they have startup ideas that are viable but learn how to actually develop and deploy them into billion dollar valuations. Learn more about Innovate Globally by visiting website http://igly.co
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