The @foresthighschoolcenter is open! Yesterday we had 94 high school students in attendance. Enrollment is still open and we have plenty of room for many more high school students! Come check out the space for yourself. You won't want to leave. The Center is offering tutoring, athletics, career training, leadership opportunities and caring mentors.
The floors are in, the walls are painted! Now we just need to put in the new furniture! We are looking forward to opening day at the @foresthighschoolcenter next Monday! We hope to see you there!
We really appreciate our dedicated interns at our Brentwood site (pictured here) and all other school sites. Thank you #BGCP interns for an amazing summer! ☀️
Thank you to our amazing interns for dedicating their time this summer to making such a positive impact on our youth!! Pictured are the Taft interns holding up their certificates and BGCP drawstring bags! #BeGreat
40 @google employees volunteered at our Belle Haven site last Friday to teach our 5th grade girls coding! As a part of Google's "Made with Code" campaign, which encourages young girls to pursue careers in coding when they grow up, one of the activities volunteers and students did involved learning coding through music! Try it for yourself here: http://www.madewithcode.com/projects/beats Thanks Google!
#madewithcode #stem #womenintech
Yesterday @upworkinc invited our @hackthehood teens to their office and had a workshop that contrasted their core values with the core values of BGCP. It was such a pleasure to hear what Upworks is all about--allowing free-lance employees to work no matter their location. Thank you for giving our teens this opportunity, and also for the delicious ice cream treats!
Gap has our back! Donate a backpack at @gap in the Stanford Shopping Center and receive $10 off your purchase! No backpack? No problem, make a monetary donation at the register and you get the same great savings! #showusyourbackpack #greatfutures
@delphixcorp was wonderful enough last week to host our 5th grade students from Taft at their headquarters for a day of coding tutorials, games, and pizza! Thank you so much for serving as positive role models for our youth.
We were so ecstatic to participate in @microsoft's #HackforGood! Our team pitched yesterday and today at Microsoft HQ in Mountain View and San Francisco and was honored to win for the $2500 best pitch! The goal is to be able to work with a team of Microsoft employees that would help us combat the language barrier in classroom settings at BGCP. We strongly believe technology and collaboration has the potential to give our youth the opportunity to succeed in their academic environment.
A big thank you goes out to @facebook for helping us plant a garden at our @foresthighschoolcenter on Global Causes Day!! Check out the progress of our fruits and veggies with our before and after pictures!!🍅🍉 #TheForestIsComing🌲
While our students are taking part of summer programs, #BGCP's Redwood City Staff Mike Jones and Esme Ortiz are working so hard on planning and designing the new Forest High School Center!! We are so excited to see the outcome on August 17th when the High School Center officially opens!! #TheForestIsComing🌲
Last Thursday our Google Career Track teens were invited to the "KitchenSync" at @google HQ where several Google employees gave a meaningful career panel about the scope of different jobs at Google. The kitchen chefs at Google then gave a hands-on info-session on making tasty and nutrient-packed smoothies! Our teens also participated in a smoothie-making competition based on what they learned about different ingredients. What an inspiring day and a healthy treat--thank you so much Google for your generosity and dedication to our program!
Each group of teens who applied for our Google Career Track summer program has shown outstanding dedication and commitment to their peer activities. They have developed critical thinking skills, learned about company acquisitions, and used creativity to brainstorm product ideas--just a few of the valuable experiences that Google has made possible!
Happy Friday!! ☀️ These are 10 of our amazing #BGCP summer interns, who had a family-style lunch to celebrate being half-way through the summer yesterday. They're awesome with all of the students and have a great group dynamic!!