Kids participate in a 6 week after-school program where they learn to make a connection between technology and how it helps them make a positive impact on their world. Programs are sponsored by corporate partners.
Kids are tasked with looking within their local community to find a specific issue or problem for which they'll then create a technology-based solution. They'll also learn core skills, including how to plan, design, and execute a digital project.
For many kids lunchtime and recess are two of the most challenging times of the day. Friends save seats, kids play games, and some kids are left out. The "Let's Play Project" is a solution. Kids will build a computer generated wearable technology device designed to help bring kids together in the lunchroom and on the playground.
The 2017-2018 pilot program will run in conjunction with the Radnor Township Public School District, Radnor, PA after-school programs, and is offered by the BSD Code + Design Academy, Rosemont, PA. Each of the townships 3 public schools will run an after school club from March January 2018 to March 2018 for children grades 4 and 5, and grades K-3.