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Upcoming Programs:

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Summer Camps: Kids Making Apps!



edit_propertyJuly 3 – July 31

young22Ages 7-12

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In our beginner-friendly, flagship program students will be introduced to the exciting world of app design! In this full-day camp, students will use interactive experiences to either create new and improved user experiences or to add value to current mobile app designs. By the end of the course, students will produce a clickable prototype of their own which they can share with friends and family!

Here is an example of what our students created in Kids Making Apps last Summer:

MOBILE MOCKUP

Scholarships will be provided to families who demonstrate a need – please contact us for further details techsparkto@gmail.com

REGISTER NOW!

 

Impact in Numbers

2020 // 2020

Our goal is to educate 2,020 diverse youth by the year 2020

How we’ll get there

backpack-icon-greenIn school programming

iconmonstr-coin-9-greenDiversify funding streams

iconmonstr-chart-6-greenIncrease class frequency

iconmonstr-cursor-16-greenExpand across the GTA

iconmonstr-user-29-greenGrow our educator and volunteer team

How We’re Doing

300
Number of youth served since 2015
275
Number of teaching hours
295
Number of volunteer hours

 

What Our Graduates Are Saying…

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Chiedza P

Student

The value of programs like Tech Spark in 2015 is like the Gutenberg Press in the 1400’s – democratizing knowledge. The Tech Spark program allowed me to learn a new language which gave me back-end access to technology that I use every day. Now when I engage with apps and websites, I am conscious of how they may have been built and designed, whether the creators thought of the users experience and how I would have built it. My creative practice has enhanced as I have another outlet of expression and I have gained some invaluable technical skills.

 

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Fernando R

Student

All instructors are very knowledgeable and connected well with students. I definitely will take another class here. I felt this class provided me a very comprehensive overview of the requirements in IT.

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Jobert M

Student

I walked in expecting I would know everything but the instructor always had clever techniques and tricks I never knew about.

What Our Volunteers Are Saying…

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Samantha

The tech industry is overlooking an underrepresented population that are key contributors to the development of our future tech landscape. Tech Spark helps close the digital divide, offering rich learning experiences with highly interactive, social and fun classes. The room is always buzzing with ideas! Tech Spark’s hands-on, flexible approach empowers students with industry current best practices and tools. Students are challenged to explore and play. It’s amazing to be part of a movement committed to reminding our young dreamers that their ideas have immeasurable potential. They may enter the classroom as tech consumers but leave proud, bright-eyed and inspired creators.

 

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Quest A

It was a joy for me to be part of the inaugural UX March Break Camp. Not only was it a pleasure to work with such knowledgeable and friendly volunteers, but the students’ rapid growth and progress constantly astonished me. Being able to speak into the lives of young people and to help shape their minds is such a great honour and I’m grateful for being allowed to join their learning journey. #mentorlearnsfrommentees.

 

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