DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – With a new, exclusive focus on youth programming and a single-purpose commitment to helping young people unlock their potential through technology, Creating IT Futures has changed its name to CompTIA Spark, the social impact nonprofit organization announced today.
CompTIA Spark will focus on delivering high-quality tech education and resources to middle schoolers through an innovative online learning hub. Building on the success of TechGirlz, a program that provides tech-centered learning opportunities for girls ages 11-14, CompTIA Spark aims to make technology engaging, accessible and inclusive for middle school students who are at a critical age to explore their interests.
“Our mission is to spark an interest in tech because in today’s digitally driven world, tech fluency is just as important to future success as reading, writing, and math,” said Charles Eaton, chief executive officer of CompTIA Spark. “Young people have their sights set on big and varied dreams, but what’s clear is that whatever path or passion a young person chooses, technology education will play a critical part in their journey.”
The CompTIA Spark middle school program, scheduled to be piloted during the 2022-23 school year, will be delivered through an online learning hub that can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. The hub is designed as a one-stop shop for students and teachers to access a range of fun, inspiring tech-related courses and resources, spanning topics from artificial intelligence and cybersecurity to mobile app development, podcasting, graphic design and more…