Exposing youth to technologies that educate and inspire creativity, innovation, and aspirations.

On October 6, 2022, the County of Los Angeles hosted the inaugural 2022 Tech Empowerment Day at SoFi Stadium. More than 3,200 students and educators were in attendance from middle and high schools across Los Angeles County. Highlights included hands-on training with modern technologies, laptop giveaways, corporate promotional items, resources for educators, and access to the football field to experience technology features in the stadium.

Thank you to all participants for helping to make this event a success!!

A Few Messages

It’s been amazing seeing the kids light up with joy as they learn about the technology possibilities that are out there.” – Janet Stewart, ICEF View Park Preparatory Elementary and Middle School

“The widespread inclusion of tech, awesome engagement with community and great partnership.” – Luis Ortiz, Elizabeth Learning Center

“THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH for a BEAUTIFUL event!! My students had a GREAT time.” – Kendis Wilbourne M.S., Crenshaw Magnet High School

“Our students really enjoyed interacting with different vendors and being able to walk on the field. Students were able to interact with different types of tech and get their questions answered by specific vendors. As educators, we appreciated that many vendors had free resources and courses available to be able to share with our entire school. Overall we had a pleasant experience at the event, with DTD staff, and vendors!” – Eduardo Coronel and Nathalie Ordaz, Options for Youth – Cudahy

“The buzz of excitement on the bus ride home was electric. Students loved the coding activities in the Meta Tent and assembling components on a motherboard. In our computer science classroom, we have our techy world which is a place of belonging and the only place some students feel they “fit-in” on a large high school campus. Allowing students to network with people who have made technology their career is inspiring and motivating for them to continue to work hard. The technology world goes beyond our one classroom and period.” – Charity Evans, MA Ed,  Golden Valley High School

Guest  Speakers

Selwyn Hollins,Director, Internal Services Department, County of Los Angeles

Holly J. Mitchell, Chair, Board of Supervisors, County of Los Angeles

Antonio Chapa, District Director, Office of Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, County of Los Angeles

Steven Bradford, Senator, 35th District, California State Senate

María Martínez-Poulin, Deputy Superintendent, Los Angeles County Office of Education

Corporations and Organizations

Amazon Web ServicesGoogle Public Sector
Best BuyHuman-I-T
California State University ChancellorKJLH Radio
CDW EducationLibrary
Cisco Systems / Cisco Networking AcademyLos Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Crystal Park Radio Control FlyerMeta
CSUDH EsportNASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
EsriSouthern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN) & Emerald Cities Collaborative
EveryoneOnTeens Exploring Technology
FlashForge USAThe Greater LA Education Foundation
FreeLance Photo BoothVerizon
Girls Club Los Angeles 

Middle and High Schools

Academy of Media ArtsInglewood Continuation High School
Allan F. Daily High SchoolInglewood High School
Artesia High SchoolIovine and Young Center IDTE Magnet
Bret Harte Prep Middle SchoolJohn Muir Middle School
Gahr High SchoolLa Tijera Academy of Excellence TK-8
Cerritos High SchoolLeuzinger High School
Audubon Middle SchoolLife Source International Charter School
Augustus Hawkins S. High SchoolLos Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES)
Bennett-KewMarshall High School
Beulah Payne P-8 STEAM AcademyMervyn M. Dymally High School
Boys Academic Leadership AcademyMorningside High School
Canyon High SchoolOak Street TK-6 Elementary
Centennial High SchoolOptions for Youth – Cudahy
Charter Oak High SchoolOptions for Youth Charter School-Vermont
Cheviot Hills High SchoolPark West High School
City HonorsParras Middle School
Crenshaw HSPio Pico Middle School
El Roble Intermediate SchoolPrairie Vista Middle School
Elizabeth Learning CenterRoosevelt Middle School
Emerson Community Charter SchoolTraweek Middle School
Environmental Charter High School – GardenaValencia High School
Frank D. Parent Middle SchoolVenice High
George Washington Prep HSWalt Whitman High School
Golden Valley High SchoolWalton Middle School
Hamilton High SchoolWebster Middle School
Hawthorne Math and Science AcademyWestchester Enriched Sciences Magnets
Highland TK-6 ElementaryWhaley Middle School
Hilda Solis Learning AcademyWorthington TK-6 Elementary
ICEF View Park Preparatory Middle SchoolWright MS STEAM and Gifted Magnets

The 2022 Tech Empowerment Day was sponsored by the County’s Delete The Divide initiative, which is administered by the Internal Services Department.

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