access to online services is the civil rights issue of the 21st
Steve Case, CEO,
America Online, May, 1999
Access Summer 2000
Girl Power! TechQuest Camp for Girls
partners in this exciting initiative are:
Studio Tech Program at
Success: TechQuest camp 2000 is a wrap!
in collaboration with the Minneapolis YWCA and Hamline University's
Studio Tech, this exciting project introduced technology to girls
aged 8-12 in a fun and creative environment. The success of this
pilot program has paved the way for ongoing collaboration between
these partners, including after-school TechQuest programming at
the new Minneapolis Midtown YWCA (slated to begin in winter 2000).
4 day camp, held at Hamline Universities' Studio Tech facilities,
featured guest speakers and a field trip, and provided ample opportunity
for experimenting with technology tools through a hands-on creative
project developing a series of Web pages with the help of
staff and volunteer mentors. The pages created by the girls can
be seen at: http://www.digitalaccess.org/techquest
at this years camp included:
Agent Josh Kapellan from Geek Squad
Field and Sara Bishop from ADC Corporation
Knapp from The Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline
DeBower from "Launch" online magazine
addition to guest speakers, Wam!Net hosted a field trip to their
offices on Thursday, July 20th, which the girls enjoyed thoroughly.
A special thanks to the Wam!Net staff for facilitating this exciting
support for the project included students and staff from Hamline
University, the Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline,
and Digital Access.org.
Interns were Max Mose and David Nides. Studio Tech Intern Oludare
Odumade made it all flow smoothly.
project is supported by the generous contributions of ADC Foundation,
and Hamline University.
thanks to all the volunteers and speakers who signed on to make
this project a success!
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