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Computer Mentors | Theresa A. Manuel Video
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We are excited to announce the unveiling of our much anticipated Legacy Video Series, honoring selected leaders from the Hillsborough County community. This will be the first time these local leaders will be recognized in such a way, thereby allowing their stories to be told in the digital age.

 

The first video of the series honors the life of Theresa Manuel, who made history in 1948 as the first African American woman from Florida to compete in the Olympics. Manuel made further history when she overcame barriers of segregation to become an influential educator in Hillsborough County for 38 years. This event will serve as a preview for the 2016 Olympics, which begin in Rio on August 5th. Ms. Manuel will be present for the viewing.

 

This Legacy Video Series was developed in partnership with Kerrick Williams Photography, Sula Too LLC (Ersula Odom-McLemore), and seven youth participants of Computer Mentors Group (CMG). Kerrick Williams’ staff trained and assisted CMG youth who were engaged at every step of the process and learned employable skills as well as a new appreciation for their community by working on these stories.

 

The Computer Mentors STEM Corps students who worked in this project are as follows:

Jeremiah Black

Antonio Wyche

Derek Delaosa

Kobe Pittman

Torrion Williams

Dakota Noel

 

These videos will be available for utilization by the Hillsborough County school district, by several Hillsborough County library branches and will be displayed online by CMG and other community sites. Funding was provided by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

 

Computer Mentors Group currently has 80 youth enrolled in Information Technology and video training as part of its STEM Corps High School Program. The program is a continuation of the Youth Computer Training program that CMG has successfully sustained for the last 18 years.

 

 These videos will be available for utilization by the Hillsborough County school district, by several Hillsborough County library branches and will be displayed online by CMG and other community sites.  Funding was provided by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

 

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If you are interested in having your website, mobile app idea, or video completed by a Computer Mentors student, be sure to submit a community project!