Dext Capital’s core values include supporting the community and encouraging its employees to volunteer whenever and however they can. Currently Dext’s Chief Technology Officer Steven Carnegie is volunteering at a local high school teaching AP Level Computer Science through the Microsoft TEALS program.
Founded in 2009, the TEALS program empowers young people with the computer science knowledge they will need to compete in today’s economy. Currently serving 21,000 students in 34 states, TEALS relies on a team of 1,800 volunteer teachers to teach high school students by creating sustainable CS programs.
When asked what was most important to him about the time he spends volunteering, Carnegie stated that he “is proud to be a part of a program that boasts a participation rating of 35% of female students and encourages them as well as underrepresented minorities to participate in the TEALS program. Everyone should have the opportunity to learn programming. It teaches logical thinking, problem solving, and is a critical skill in the future workplace.”
Carnegie and Dext Capital challenge their team and others to support their local community and youth programs in any way they can.
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