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Mount Vernon Hosts Girls of Color Coding Camp To Promote STEM

August 12, 2019 / Lanning Taliaferro

New York State Senator Jamaal T. Bailey, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow and AT&T New York President Amy Kramer visited the AT&T & NSSA Girls of Color Coding Camp to address the 30 young participants on the importance of girls engaging in a science, technology, engineering and math STEM education and career path. The two week-long program, held at the Benjamin Turner Middle School, is the Mt. Vernon's only all-girl middle school coding program exclusively for young girls of color. In addition, Senator Bailey, Assemblyman Pretlow and Kramer toured the program during which students and teachers demonstrated what the young women have learned during the experience and shared their final projects, which focused on curbing cyberbullying and promoting online safety through technology.