New York, NY, March 4, 2014 – Camp Interactive (CI) is proud to announce its second annual Boston Marathon initiative, Team Interactive, which includes top tech executives participating to raise money for technology education, experiential leadership experiences, and summer internships. The campaign will fund opportunities for CI students to engage in the tech revolution.
Dennis Crowley, CEO & Co-founder, Foursquare, and Bijan Sabet, Partner, Spark Capital, will co-lead Team Interactive in the 118th Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014.
The rest of the team includes:
- Joe Marchese (CEO, Socialvibe)
- Ryan Sarver (Partner, Redpoint Ventures)
- Toby Daniels (Co-founder & CEO, Crowdcentric)
- Craig Meisner (Executive Director Emeritus, CI).
This year’s goal is to raise at least $60,000.
“It’s an honor and privilege to train and run alongside such inspiring business leaders in technology,” said Craig Meisner. “The funds we raise as Team Interactive will ensure that hundreds of young people get exposure to the critical skills of coding and leadership that will keep America’s technology sector ahead of the pack for generations to come.”
Last year, CI raised enough funds to launch a summer internship program, SummerQAmp.org, in Boston. The program is a nationwide initiative that provides American youth with tech training, professional development, and first-hand learning.
“We have some of the biggest names in tech coming out to support the next generation of tech leaders. I can’t think of anything that better embodies the forward looking spirit of the Boston Marathon than what Team Interactive is going to accomplish,” said Michael Denton, CEO of Camp Interactive.
About Camp Interactive
Camp Interactive’s year-round programs introduce inner-city, at-risk youth to the creative power of technology. Using cutting-edge tech education tools to provide students with the skills and opportunities they need to succeed, we instill the leadership qualities necessary to achieve their potentials.
Our modular, project-based curriculum provides an adaptive learning environment in which the students will flourish and focus on teamwork, self-confidence and sense of community. This dynamic experience prepares them to thrive through ambiguity in their academics and kickstarts success in their professional careers.
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