The Indianapolis-based Interactive Intelligence Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Christel House Academy. The grant, which is the only one awarded to a K-12 school in the country, will fund STEM-related programming and technology opportunities for at-risk youth.
Christel House is already creating opportunities for students with regard to coding and computer technology. Over 70 Christel House Academy Students are enrolled in computer science courses, as part of a partnership between Nextech and Code.org. The academy is also working with Carmel-based Eleven Fifty Academy to give low-income and minority students the chance to learn computer coding.
"The grant allows Christel House Academy to form partnerships with the University of Indianapolis for STEM-themed activities and Camptown, (outdoor adventures for youth), for environmental and leadership programs," Carey Dahncke, Chief Academic Officer/Director.
The Interactive Intelligence Foundation aims to improve the lives of at-risk youth.