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Get Ready for Hands-On Excitement on Cyber Play Day City Wide for Black Family Technology Awareness Week


The Annual Cyber Play Day will take place, Saturday, February 13th, 2016.  On this day, we recognize Black Family Technology Awareness Week.  As the African American community grows in size, it is vital that we recognize that the gap in technological empowerment be closed.  Cyber Play Day is an initiative of DHEx Enterprises’ Pyramid STEM Challenge and will take place at the following locations:

-   Color Book Gallery, 6353 Germantown Avenue, Phila. PA, 215-844-4200.

  1. 12:00 – 4:00 pm

  2. Build your own video games, complete online activities and take the African American History Cyber Challenge

-   Freedom Christian Bible Fellowship,  6100 W. Columbia Ave, Phila., PA 215-206-6422

  1. Technology + What You Need To Know, 10am – 1pm

  2. During this seminar, attendees will be exposed to the basics of computing in theory and have a practice session.  The seminar is intended to be an all-around introduction to computing and how to leverage it for career opportunities.

-   Zion Baptist Church, 3600 N. Broad St., Phila., PA 215-844-4200

  1. 1:00 - 4:00 pm

  2. Complete online learning activities

-   At Your Home or Community Computer Lab you can be a part of the City-wide Cyber Play Day.  Use your own device and visit these websites or find others:

  1. http://www.code.org

  2. http://www.brainpop/technology

  3. http://www.learningchess.net

  4. http://www.thekidzpage.com/learninggames

  5. http://www.funbrain.com

  6. http://www.kidztype.com

  7. http://www.tryengineering.org/playgames

  8. http://www.climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/play

  9. http://www.musictechteacher.com

  10. http://www.gethopscotch.com

  11. http://www.kids.usa.gov/teens/online.safety/index.shtml

  12. or search for Apps on your Android or Ipad


-    Visit www.pyramidstem.com for more details and other locations that list their activities

Black Family Technology Awareness Week is a national public awareness campaign designed to encourage more African Americans to incorporate technology into their daily lives.  The purpose of the event is to help eliminate the science and technology gap among members of the minority community.  By showcasing science and technology in a fun and interactive way, we endeavor to motivate more minority students to pursue careers in these fields. It’s also an exciting time for students and families as they spend a full day immersed in a variety of fun and interactive learning activities.

-   For further information, please call 215-844-4200 or visit www.pyramidstem.com.