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What is LRNG?
LRNG is a movement that closes the opportunity gap and transforms how young people access and experience learning and the paths they can take to success. Using technology to connect partnerships and learning opportunities both locally and globally, LRNG holds the promise of delivering immediate, transformative change to the millions of youth who are locked out of traditional paths to success. LRNG will strategically scale up nationwide to close the nation’s opportunity gap and ensure all young people can develop their full potential in life and work. Find out more at LRNG.
SVEF Partners with
LRNG | San Jose
With anchor organization Silicon Valley Education Foundation, LRNG has partnered with organizations such as the San Jose Public Library, Coder Dojo, and PRNS to bring LRNG to San Jose. Learn about career preparation, money management, music production, and cybersecurity among other fun and engaging experiences. Visit lrng.org/SanJose to learn more and get started!
Young Coders Get a Taste of
Cybersecurity World at Intel
Cybersecurity Hack and Learn
Event at Intel
Saturday, August 27 marked the first ever Hack & Learn. Produced in collaboration with Coderdojo and Intel Security, the event provided over 30 youth with the opportunity to utilize their coding skills to write a malware detector in Python, a high-level programming language. Students also heard from leaders in the field, such as Carl Woodward, Chief Innovation Solutions Architect at Intel, and Patty Hatter, Vice President and General Manager of Intel Security and Software Group IT, as well as CIO of Intel Security Group for Intel Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors at SVEF. Both Woodward and Hatter emphasized the importance of cybersecurity by highlighting the number of organizations that have been hacked and the ease with it could be done.
Many of the students had been coding from a young age, culminating into eight years of experience by the age of 13. Presently, the field of cybersecurity is experiencing a shortfall in talent, and with such extensive experience in the room, the youth clearly have a bright future ahead of them. At the close of the Intel event, students received certificates of completion and were given Intel swag bags with Hack and Learn t-shirts. Hack & Learn was one of the many experiences available through the LRNG program, which provides real-life learning experiences to youth in preparation for college and career.