By Jane Zhao, August 20, 2016
EqOpTech is a nonprofit company started, led and run by students, and for the benefit of students in underserved communities. The Silicon Valley-based Company seeks to empower children with technology tools — donated refurbished laptops to access online educational content —to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.
The Equal Opportunity Technology program
The program not only provides computer hardware and software, but also support from a team of volunteers who mentors and inspires underprivileged kids to pursue STEM. EpOpTech hopes to foster STEM learning and computer skills in young children to enable success in school and work.
Pilot STEM workshop
Starting August 28, 2016, EqOpTech will launch a pilot program at Sunday Friends of San Jose to roll out a series of STEM workshops in Khan Academy and Scratch. The program will kick off with Khan Academy’s Early Math and Basic Computer Programming. The curriculum is designed and tailored specific to participants’ age, skill and interest level. The first event will be held at Lowell School, 625 South 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 on Sunday, August 28, from 2 to 4 pm,.
Calling student volunteers
EqOpTech team is seeking leaders with a passion in technology to teach, mentor and be a role model for the kids. This is also an excellent opportunity for student volunteers to gain valuable work experience involving community service and leadership responsibilities. All volunteer time qualifies for community service hour credits. Anyone interested, please sign up via the google form here.
Founded in May 2016, EqOpTech is a 501(c)(3) IRS-designated tax exempt nonprofit organization managed by students. EqOpTech promotes and enables equal opportunity free access to technology for computer learning and STEM education in under-served communities. website: www.EqOpTech.org, e-mail: Contact@EqOpTech.org