The Town Lake (TX) Chapter was honored at The Links, Incorporated’s national assembly in Las Vegas, Nevada, for its stellar STEM initiative at Norman Elementary School. The chapter’s effort placed in the top three of 286 Links chapters in the services to youth category.
The chapter offered computer skills lessons at Norman Elementary School three times a month during the academic year in order to bolster 5th grader’s competence and confidence when working with technology. Sessions presented opportunities for students to use Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, learn computer science through basic coding, and nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
The Town Lake (TX) Chapter has a long history of working with Norman Elementary School, administering both the original IKIC (I Know I Can) program and the Kids Café afterschool meals program. The computers in the computer lab were donated by Town Lake (TX) Chapter in memory of the late Link Andrea Pair Bryant, a charter member of the Town Lake (TX) Chapter.
With the chapter’s help, the Norman 5th grade students achieved a pass rate on the Technology Literacy Assessment in May of 2015.
Standing (L-R) Tamera Brownlee Duperval, Wendolyn Washington, Sondra Johnson, Sonya Vento, Gia Jones
Seated (L-R) Gloria L. Williams, Veronica Matlock, Dominique Williams, Joyce Turner, Carla Grace Roberson, Joya Hayes