Each year, Intel hosts a Kids to Work Day for its employees and students who participant in Computer Clubhouse programs. Employees bring their children to work to tour the facility, check out new and upcoming technologies, science experiments and demonstrations. Some of the activities included robotics, video games, making instant snow and clouds and much more. For the past 3 years, Intel also invites children in the Computer Clubhouse to partake in the event, giving youth at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) opportunities to explore career and educational options. Each Clubhouse student is paired with a mentor who is typically an intern or RCG (Recent College Graduate), who takes them on a personal tour and engages in all activities, one on one.
Clubhouse youth from SFBFS took this trip to Intel on June 26, 2012, one day after the summer program started. The Clubhouse has 15 new kids who just started the program and most of them were really shy. Everyone went on the field trip to have fun and learn something new. Intel showed the students lots of cool things including a magnetic accelerator, instant snow, clouds in a bottle, robotics and video games testing. Erisan Torres said, “This field trip was fun and awesome!” Not only was this field trip fun and awesome, it provided an educational opportunity to see how robotics are built and program.
The next day many of the students were not as shy as the first day in the program. Youth Education Technology Assistant Kelly Ann Adams said, “Intel’s Kids to Work Day field trip was a nice introduction for the teen to Intel Computer Clubhouse.”
Written by Maria Garcia, volunteer Junior Journalist at SFBFS