2020 Girls takes on worldwide competition, ITEC receives $100,000 grant and so much more in this month's e-news. 
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Changing the world one app at a time
Jason Coxon, Jackson vice president, sits with Katelyn (from left), Jessica Martin, ITEC education coordinator, and Lakeeya to discuss their technovation project. 

Pollution, equality, bullying and online security are some of the biggest ongoing issues of the last decade, but don’t worry, the youngest and brightest minds are on it. Using ITEC's Mobile App Design curriculum, our 2020 Girls are tackling these issues.

Ten- to thirteen-year-old girls in the 2020 Girls program have entered the Technovation Challenge, a worldwide mobile app design competition, and are determined to make their mark.

“The idea behind the challenge is to think of an idea or a problem in the community or world and try to come up with a solution for that problem by creating an app,” said Cristal Martinez, Jackson senior software designer and 2020 Girls mentor.

Jackson IT professionals, who brought the idea to ITEC, are currently partnering by volunteering and mentoring students in the 2020 Girls program to help them complete this challenge. Jackson is a leading provider of retirement products for industry professionals and their clients. 

The girls will form teams of two to five people and will need to not only create an app that solves a community or worldwide issue, but they must learn to market it and turn it into a business.

April 26 is the submission deadline, and the World Pitch Summit is August 7 – 11.

March Spotlights
Student Spotlight: Ezra

Ezra discussed everything from building his own hover board to having the power to read his teacher’s mind in this month’s Student Spotlight!

Instructor Spotlight: Abby Greenslait

"The young girls that I have the opportunity to work with a few days a week are so smart, funny and eager to learn. I think, if provided with the right tools, these girls will be able to do just about anything they set their minds to!"
Spring Session II: March 20 - May 20
K-3 Coding Club 
Monday's 5 - 6 P.M.
Lego Robotics
Tuesday's 6 - 8 P.M.
3D Printing
Thursday's 5:30 - 7 P.M.
Raspberry Pi 
Saturday's 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Lego Robotics
Saturday's 1 - 3 P.M.
Spring Break Camp: April 3 -7 
3D Printing
9 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Space Launch Experience
10 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Video Game Design
1 - 4 P.M.
For more information about Spring Session II and Spring Break Camp, contact Jessica Martin at
(517) 708-4396 or email at jessica@iteclansing.org.
Come check out the TechTransport at one of our demonstration dates in April. For a full list, click here.

Michigan Business Network: Delta Dental Of Michigan & ITEC Lansing Empowering Kids!

February 27, 2017

Chris Holman had joined Kirk Riley, Executive Director, of Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC), Lansing, along with other mid-Michigan community members for the showcasing of ITEC's new bus — the TechTransport. Now, for this interview he's in the studio with Kirk and Lisa Ermak, Media and Public Relations Coordinator, Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, Okemos, MI.
Click here to listen to the full interview

Fox 47: ITEC receives $100,000 grant from the Dart Foundation

March 6, 2017

LANSING, MI – Lansing’s Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) has been granted $100,000 from the Dart Foundation to be used toward the TechTransport bus, the iMath program, and for after-school programming at Mt. Hope STEAM Academy and Wexford Montessori Academy.
Click here to read the full article
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