{Fin Tank} Hack-a-thon / Teach-a-thon @ Sun Life Stadium

Fun at Fin tank!

Fun at Fin tank!

Our Ranger Super Coders group had the opportunity to participate in the 1st Hack-a-thon and Teach-a-thon held at the Sun Life Stadium, co-sponsored by Microsoft and Citrix, called the Fin Tank 2014. The students had fun learning some web-coding basics from volunteer programmers from Citrix. Afterwards, Ben Greaves, account executive with the Miami Dolphins, took the students on a tour of Sun Life Stadium so they could see where the Miami Dolphins practice and play.

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Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary

literacy night 1

Ranger Good Works had the pleasure of supporting Literacy Night at Dillard Elementary School. Every seat in the auditorium was taken! The Step Team and the Drum-line entertained the entire crowd with their exceptional talents. The energy and enthusiasm in the room was contagious! Our members donated over 1,000 books which were given out to all of the attending families. Our members also donated the costumes that were worn by the pre-kindergarten students and many of the kindergartners.

We are so happy to hear that our efforts have contributed to REAL LIFE IMPROVEMENT for the children of Dillard. This year’s FCAT scores increased across all subjects school-wide: Science from 21% to 27%, Reading from 30% to 39%, Math from 32% to 45%, and Writing from 38% to 51%.

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Ranger Super Coders visited Nova Southeastern University

Dillard Students Visited Nova Southeastern University

Dillard Students Visited Nova Southeastern University

We are excited about our partnership with Nova Southeastern University and support from our community sponsors! We took 40 Ranger Super Coders on a field trip to tour the Graduate School of Computer and Information Science Department. The visit, for many of the students, was their first step onto a college campus. Our Tech Super Hero, Dean Ackerman gave the students a tour of his amazing computer collection, gave a supercharged Tech Talk, and instructed the students on how to build a solar powered robot. Afterword, we stopped off at the University Pit to be charged up with a slice of pizza. They also toured the Alvin Sherman Library to discover what resources are available to them before heading back to school.

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