The Building People has recently made an investment in Loudoun County by donating to the Loudoun Education Foundation and the K-12 Computer Science Pipeline.
In addition, The Building People will be sponsoring the upcoming Hackathon through the Academies of Loudoun. This competition will be open to middle school and high school students. Students can work alone or up to teams of 4. The skills that will be learned through this competition range from block coding from scratch, introduction to Java, app development, web development, game design through Python and Java, machine learning, and neural networks.
The Loudoun Education Foundation’s mission is to engage our community to invest in critical and innovative programs that foster the academic success and well-being of LCPS students and teachers.
The K-12 Computer Science Pipeline was established in 2019. It integrates Computer Science concepts into all subject areas with the end goal to grow the future tech workforce. This pipeline has allowed computer science to be integrated into all subject areas in all 58 elementary schools in the county. In addition, it has placed 180 high school students for internships.
“We are so grateful to Larry and his team at The Building People for investing not only in the overall work of the Loudoun Education Foundation but also committing to future workforce development through the LCPS K-12 Computer Science Pipeline,” said Danielle Nader, Executive Director of the Loudoun Education Foundation. “Larry’s passion for STEM education is strong and it’s our greatest joy when we can match a donor’s passion with an impactful need in our community.”
“As a Loudoun County resident and business owner, I believe it is extremely important to invest in our local students to ensure they have the best opportunities to learn and engage with the business community to further encourage workforce and skill development in technology,” said Lawrence Melton, CEO & President of The Building People. “We look forward to working with LEF and LCPS on STEM education and continuing to make an impact together.”
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