Making a difference
Summer student grant benefits Wentworth
The C@P site summer intern this summer in Wentworth has been Isaiah Gordon, and he’s making a difference.
Isaiah works for eight weeks during July and August at the C@P site and Community Library at the Wentworth Learning Centre. His main job duties include teaching technology lessons to community members, maintaining the library, and organizing a weekly program for children.
The weekly children program is S.T.E.M. related this year. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Isaiah’s activities include building contraptions for an egg drop, deconstructing/tearing apart old televisions, building robotic Lego, and playing video games with marshmallows, just to name a few.
For tutoring, Isaiah offers assistance with scanning, Internet and social media use, printing, email, and more. He also offers summer school tutoring for children and assists with faxing, photocopying, library book borrowing, and other general library duties usual with daily operations.
The C@Psite and Community Library board of directors are very proud of the hard work Isaiah is putting in during this summer. He is a very talented individual and has breathed new life into the organization.
The Learning Centre also has a summer student, Brooke Brown, who is a talented junior business developer at the centre office five days a week. Isaiah and Brooke work very well together, and the two implement many new wellattended programs into the community.
Isaiah gave me his report: “I was born December 28, 2001. During the school year, I’m enrolled at Halifax West High School. This summer I’m staying with my grandparents in Middleboro and have a summer job at the Wentworth Community Library and C@P site. My job involves IT work, computer literacy and providing digital assistance to people who need help with a wide range of tasks from setting up their new computer to sending an email. I am passionate about technology, and I am able to share this passion with the children at the Wentworth Learning Centre’s STEM Camp this summer. The children work on projects involving science, technology, engineering and math. I make sure that they understand what they are doing has real-world applications. We build rockets, bridges, robots and more. I hope that this program is able to get the children thinking about STEM and what it might mean to them in their futures.”
Code Mobile is basically a computer lab on wheels which crosses the country teaching children about technology in communities.
Ellie Tattrie, Ella Murphy, Emily Mowatt, Katie Baillie, Georgia Price and Addienna Adams get ready to tear apart an old printer/scanner to discover what is inside.
Talented Isaiah Gordon, summer student intern, teaches technology lessons to community members, maintains the community library, and organizes a weekly STEM program for children.
Noah Langille plays Super Mario using a marshmallow and a kitchen sponge as a controller.