After volunteering with Mitchell's Place for three summers, Amrita decided that she wanted to extend her teaching of computers to children on the Autism spectrum as well. Through Screens for Schools, she conducted a bi-weekly coding class over two summers for the students of Behavioral ONE, an after-school program for children on the spectrum. Below, you can find the letter that was distributed to parents of Behavioral ONE giving the details of this program along with pictures and videos of some of the children that participated in the class.
Amrita presented a check for $15,000 to Martha Gaskins Elementary in the spring, allowing the purchase of 60 Chromebooks and 2 charging carts at a wonderful program featuring the new Martha Gaskins Cheerleaders and speeches by both the principal Dr. Finley and various students. The Chromebooks will be delivered and ready to go for the upcoming school year.
For the second summer in a row, Amrita hosted a week-long coding camp at EPIC Elementary. With a total of thirty five students spread across two groups, the camp was successful, and a lot of fun for both the students and teachers! The campers spent time working through Code.org's Express Course, learning the fundamentals of coding, and closed out an amazing week of camp with a fun-filled Friday with coding-themed Kahoot games! Needless to say, the campers soon became extremely competitive, aiming to get the highest scores and outdo the teachers.