This holiday, in lieu of sending physical holiday gifts, we decided to invest in a higher cause and give the gift of inspiration to thousands of students in Harlem. In Q1 2014, 360i will be furnishing the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) with two emerging technology labs, which will be used to empower the future leaders of tomorrow with the tools they’ll need to create and innovate in the years ahead.
Earlier this month, we hosted an Immersion Night for students of HCZ’s Education & Technology Center (ETC) after-school program and Promise Academy Charter School to introduce them to technologies like Google GLASS, Makerbot and Leap Motion (among others), which will permanently live at HCZ next year. It was a huge success: the students immediately engaged with the technologies and their excitement was absolutely infectious.
To help inspire others to join HCZ in its mission to level the playing field for all students, we’ve created an inspiring video that explains why early exposure to emerging technology is so important for today’s youth. In this mini-documentary, we captured students’ first-hand experiences as they interacted with the technologies and explored opportunities they have the power to unlock in the future.
We hope you’ll join us in helping to raise awareness for the organization – and for our broader mission of empowering the leaders of tomorrow through technology – by visiting 360i.com/giveinspiration and sharing the video.