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Boundless Connections to offer summer technology camp for teens

Boundless Connections to offer summer technology camp for teens

Boundless Connections Technology Center will offer a technology summer camp for teens from July 26 to July 30.

The TECH Unleashed program is for kids aged 13 to 17 who are interested in computer programming, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, graphic arts and video/audio editing. The camp will take place at the technology center at Sibley Square in downtown Rochester from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

“This camp is a kickoff to our year-round TECH Unleashed after-school program,” Boundless Connections CEO Christina Lopez said in a statement. “Giving young people the opportunity to engage with technology at their pace is part of our goal of developing a pipeline of tech-savvy people who want to live and work in the Rochester area.”

Participants also will receive guidance on project and time management, leadership and team building, public speaking, research and industry networking.

“Our Olean pilot tech center started around TECH Unleashed and it’s been a turning point for many of the young people who have participated,” Lopez said. “We’ve had members go on to pursue careers in different tech-based fields, from video production to web and app design to rocket science and everything in between.”

Full scholarships are available and camp space is limited to 20 participants. Year-round membership is not necessary to attend camp. More information is available by emailing [email protected].

“Part of what sets our programs apart is the autonomy we give members,” Lopez said. “As facilitators, we help guide them and keep them on track with their goals, but this isn’t a class, so everyone is learning and exploring what they’re passionate about at their own pace.”

TECH Unleashed members receive a junior membership giving them access to the tech center during staffed hours without a parent or guardian. Boundless Connections’ goal is to help community members keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology, meeting the demands of a dynamic and evolving workforce while helping members develop essential skills.

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