Changing the World
Technology Positively Impacts Our Communities
We aim to change lives by offering access to education and resources in technology that empowers our communities to discover IT and develop vital entrepreneurial skills.
Non-economically disadvantaged black students are under-performing white economically disadvantaged students in reading, math and science.
(GCS Strategic Plan 2022)
Latino non-economically disadvantaged students are under-performing white economically disadvantaged students in reading and science, but are performing comparably in math. (GCS Strategic Plan 2022)
Economists estimate that closing the achievement gap between white students and their black and Latino peers would increase the United States’ annual GDP by as much as $525 billion. (GCS Strategic Plan 2022)
From Our Founder
Computer Science Graduates in North Carolina
Significant discrepancies exist between graduation rates and the percentage of students meeting North Carolina’s college/career readiness standards. While almost 90 percent of GCS students graduate on time, only 63 percent of students enroll in two- or four-year colleges. (GCS Strategic Plan 2022)
The academic content in CTE (Career and Technical Education) courses in GCS lacks the rigor of core instructional areas. However, project-based learning is strong in CTE and is more effective in developing students’ non-cognitive skills. Both techniques are needed to maximize learning, regardless of the career or college pathway chosen. (GCS Strategic Plan 2022)
Of those graduates enrolled in public two year programs, 41 percent require remedial or developmental course work. (GCS Strategic Plan 2022)
CTE (Career and Technical Education) students are significantly more likely to report that they developed problem solving, project completion, research, math, college application, work-related, communication, time management and critical thinking skills during high school. (GCS Strategic Plan 2022)
Access to Technology
Students of color are over-represented in the frequency and serenity of disciplinary action and special education classes, and under-represented in gifted, honors, AP/IB and dual enrollment classes, honor societies and other enrichment opportunities. (GCS Strategic Plan 2022)
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As a 501(c)(3) organization, we rely entirely on the generosity of our community. Your contributions can help us supply our campers and club members with hardware for our hands-on workshops, software and robot kits for our programming courses, and other IT activities that can be a fun and accessible way to introduce technology.