Kids in Tech Founder featured on panel STEM Leaders: Encouraging Diversity & Nurturing Talent

Press Release | June 12, 2019

Olu Ibrahim shares how the Lowell-based nonprofit program uses hands-on learning to teach students about advancing technologies

Lowell, MA ( June 12, 2019) On Tuesday, Olu Ibrahim, founder of nonprofit Kids in Tech, participated in a panel discussion of STEM leaders: Encouraging Diversity & Nurturing Talent, at the Innovation Women Pop-up at LiveWorx 2019, the definitive event for digital transformation for the enterprise and marketplace for solutions engineered for a smart, connected world.

Ibrahim was chosen for her expertise on empowering women for STEM and her nonprofit’s model of afterschool programming that encourages kids to ask questions and pursue careers in technology.

“It was great to engage in a meaningful conversation regarding how we go about getting more kids, especially girls, interested in STEM earlier and sustain interest for the long haul,” said Ibrahim . “When people think about why it is important to have a diverse and inclusive talent pool in STEM fields, they often think of it as a nicety. No, it’s a necessity. We get better solutions.

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Kids in Tech, Inc. Named Recipient for Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 Grant Program

Press Release | June 6, 2019

Nonprofit uses hands-on learning to teach students in Lowell about advancing technologies through after school programming

Representing Kids in Tech, Inc., Olu Ibrahim, Founder and CEO joined approximately 300 other guests at a reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. With the conclusion of the grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $260 million to Greater Boston nonprofits alone.

“Kids in Tech is beyond excited to have been selected as a $100K for 100 grant recipient,” said Olu Ibrahim, Founder and CEO of Kids in Tech. “This grant will help expand our afterschool tech club program, providing more kids with the skills they need for the jobs of the future earlier in the afterschool setting.”

From fashion tech to blogging, this grant will assist Kids in Tech afterschool tech club program in inspiring creativity across the board as well as strengthening their computer science, computer literacy, and computational thinking skills. Overall, this grant will help Kids in Tech ensure more kids develop the necessary tech skills and aptitudes to participate in and be future leaders of innovation economy.

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