The Victoria Advocate reported on the AshBritt funded STEM Camps being held this summer in Victoria, Texas. Below is an excerpt from the reporting by Amber Aldaco:
“Daniel is one of 30 middle school-aged children who participated in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics camp this week at the Victoria ISD Conference Center.
The STEM camp is a program from Science Mill, an educational organization based in Johnson City that provides an immersive STEM experience for middle school students.
The camp is one of four that are sponsored by AshBritt Environmental, the debris removal and disaster response contractor for the city of Victoria and Victoria County after Hurricane Harvey.
Gerardo Castillo, chief of staff for AshBritt and a member of the AshBritt Foundation, said the company wanted to do more for the youth of Victoria after Harvey hit the area.
During the weeklong camp, the children learned about coding, robotics, teamwork and critical thinking skills.
“This (the camp) really sets the kids up well for when they’re older and in their careers, whatever that may be,” Castillo said. “Collaboration is key and teamwork is critical, and they start learning that now.””