By Tricia Hall
Sojourner’s Truth Reporter
Eight local youth learned the basics of coding during a free summer camp, for youth between the ages of eight-17. REH Systems Solutions sponsored the camp in coordination with the City of Toledo to introduce coding and computer design to youth through a series of activities, which include daily topic lecture, demonstrations and allowing the youth to complete hands-on exercises individually and in small groups.
“To whom much is given, much is required. This is my opportunity to give back. People of color are under-represented in this industry,” explained Roy Hodge, CEO and president of REH Systems Solutions.
In addition to the hands-on experience, the youth will maintain an active account on a virtual training program. This program, called Roblox, is used during camp instruction. Participants can maintain an account to continue practicing throughout the week. “Roblox, is the industry’s most recognized gaming platform. The youth can learn basics of coding, maintain their account profile and continue working on projects at home,” explained Hodge.
The camp program is called 419 Coders Academy and will run beginning the weekend of July 17 and conclude the weekend of August 1. The camp is run by all volunteers.
REH Systems Solutions operates in Montgomery, Atlanta, and San Antonio with headquarters located here in Toledo. Hodge founded the company to provide comprehensive services through strategic partnerships. For more information about services visit www.rehsystems.com