Riverside–Carrington Case and the Mt. Rubidoux Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) Church are committed to expanding the minds of young people in the community by offering technological and computing classes and activities.
On Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 9am to 4pm, registered students learned how to code software programs at the 2017 C3 Expo. They also built a rocket and prepared it for liftoff.
By promoting S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), the annual C3 Expo provides a means for youth whose disadvantaged backgrounds have offered minimal opportunities for them to build the skills necessary to perform well in these areas.
Since the inception of the Expo three years ago, its success has continued to grow, primarily because project leaders identify and engage tech partners that are enthusiastic about encouraging youth to explore the possibilities of computer science. C3 leaders collaborate with these tech partners to design projects that are fun, relevant and applicable. The organizers work with community groups, churches, and schools to invite young people to participate. The program leaves its participants with the tools and materials they will need to continue exploring on their own.
This year, program organizers hoped to accommodate 50 participants, but they accepted 71 students due to the overwhelming enrollment response, and closed registration early. Next year, organizers are planning to accommodate more students. To learn more about C3 and its annual Expo, visit www.carringtoncase.com/C3.
In addition to the leadership of Carrington Case and the Mt. Rubidoux SDA Church in the C3 Expo, several sponsors helped make the C3 Expo 2017 a reality, including ESRI, Mt. Rubidoux SDA Church, Black Voice News, The Community Foundation, Bitpeel, Vocademy, City of Riverside, and Poly High School.
To learn more about Carrington Case, visit https://carringtoncase.com/about/. For more information about Mt. Rubidoux SDA Church, visit http://mtrubidouxsda.org/.