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CSL Bootcamp in Partnership with AT&T at Orosi High School
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation hosted a Code as a Second Language (CSL) Bootcamp sponsored by AT&T at Orosi High School in Central Valley, California!
Innovation and Technology Manager at HHF, Alberto Avalos, led the Bootcamp. CSL fellows act as leaders within the community guide young minds through their initial journey through technology.
“I enjoyed having the opportunity to learn about coding. It is way more complicated than I thought it would be, it is not something easy, but I am glad that I had the chance to understand the bigger concepts and feel confident when I continue to learn later on,” said a student.
With a new implementation of a cyber security curriculum at the CSL Bootcamp, the students enjoyed learning about cyber security. One student said, “It was really cool to learn about cyber security and coding at the same time! I didn’t know how important cyber security is, and I look forward to learning more coding now, a fun way to spend my time.”
In 2017 alone, CSL has launched Bootcamps and Academies in Oakland, San Jose, Portland, Osceola, Austin, among others! CSL Bootcamps are an opportunity where students learn a condensed introduction to computer science through a block based learning curriculum. At these technical training Bootcamps, students gain insight on what is necessary to build games and other gaming applications.
HHF is committed to providing students with resources to technology, and our vision is possible by allowing students to stay connected with year-round access to the LOFT Innovation leadership and workforce development programs including STEM Symposia, Innovation Fellowships, Youth Awards, mentoring and other work-based learning opportunities.
To learn how you can get involved with our CSL program as a student, partner or sponsor go here.