Jr. Hacks goes virtual as students take part in annual STEM competition

STEM1 Coding & Robotics Academy and Engineers Without Borders will bring an assortment of coding and arts activities back to Peel Region during the third annual Jr. Hacks event, being held virtually on Apr. 10, Jr.Hacks is an annual event, hosted by Stem1, that allows students to participate in teams for a chance to win one of many prizes, via an assortment of coding activities, entrepreneurship workshops and much more.

This year, parents will also have the opportunity to attend various Parent Workshops involving Education, Extra-Curriculars, and Entrepreneurship. From the success the organizers had with Jr. Hacks the last two years, the organizers are opening up the event to all GTA students in Grades 2-8, representatives from the event told Asia Metro earlier this week. Jr.Hacks 2021 is expecting to host 500-plus student participants with the help of 150 volunteers, including high school & University students from across the GTA.

Net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Peel Learning Foundation (PeelLearningFoundation.org), a community-based, charitable organization that raises funds to enable Peel District School Board students to achieve personal excellence by providing resources that help them overcome barriers related to poverty. Organizers say this year’s goal is to donate $5,000 to the Peel Learning Foundation to help students in need.

 “In the time of COVID 19, students and their caregivers are coming to the Peel Learning Foundation more than ever for support. Funds donated to Peel Learning Foundation from the Jr. Hacks 2021 event will be used to purchase technology to support virtual and remote learning by students in need who lack the financial resources to purchase these important learning tools,” saud Peel Learning Foundation executive officer Brian Hobbs.

“We hope you can support this great endeavor to teach students valuable skills and support others in their educational journey.” There is a minimal entry fee of $20 and each student is given a Swag bag with a Custom T-Shirt and other sponsor donations. The event runs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information or to register, visit the event website at jrhacks.com

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