Alabama is not a state many would mention while discussing technology innovation. It ranked on the low end for innovation potential, according to WalletHub.
There is a gap in quality STEM education in Alabama and in the underserved community. However, this need has not gone unnoticed and is being addressed on the ground and outside the classroom through organizations like Alabama Kids Code.
Alabama Kids Code was founded three years ago by IT expert and consultant Jackie Whitehead. With a computer science degree, a minor in mathematics and 25-plus years of experience, Whitehead has held workshops across the country in her field to share the importance of diversity and inclusion in STEM.
Through regular Saturday meetings and the support of local professionals and businesses, Alabama Kids Code has been able to help provide hands-on STEM learning for African-American students age 7 to 18.
The program has 40 students from around the Birmingham area at various title schools.
One of the students is is Kameron Langford, an 11th-grader at Shades Valley High School. Click here to read entire article