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Opening Doors for High School Girls

According to a report published by the National Center for Women & Information Technology, the number of women holding computer-related jobs peaked at 36% in 1991. It’s been in decline ever since. Considering how technology-dependent our society has become, that spells bad news. It’s especially concerning for an area filled with companies that deliver cutting edge products and services to the Federal government.

So how, then, do we turn this trend around and encourage young women to go into technical fields? Enter the Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé program.

Girls in Technology helps high school girls develop skills needed to architect an academic and professional future in technology. It’s a volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of corporate sponsorships.

Baker Announces 2011 General Assembly Legislative Accomplishments for Prince George's County

This story comes to us from Scott L. Peterson:

Annapolis, MD: Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III was joined by the Prince George’s County Delegation and County Council to announce the accomplishments of the Prince George’s County legislative agenda for the 2011 Maryland General Assembly Session.  At the top of the list of achievements was a restoration of $10.3 million dollars in operating funds for the Prince George’s County Public Schools and secured $34.3 million for school construction.  

Computer Building Competition -- 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

Computer Building Competition -- 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology


                                           *****BRING YOUR TEAM OF 4 TO WIN LAPTOP COMPUTERS*****

10:00am -12:00noon   Saturday, April 16th & April 30th

Charles Flowers High School

10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road.

Springdale, MD  20774



The Youth Summit on Technology is Patriots’ original and signature event and we are excited to have Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker as our Chairman for this year’s annual event.  Last year, this event was attended by over 500 students from 5th-12th grades and a growing number of parents.  The purpose of the Summit is to get students excited about the possibility of college, study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Date:    Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:    7:30am-4pm

Where:  CharlesH.FlowersHigh School

             10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Silver Diner Looking for Young Washingtonians to Star in TV Commercial

Young fans of the Silver Diner, ‘Next Generation’ diner of choice in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, can audition to be spotlighted in the restaurant’s upcoming TV ad campaign. By filming homemade audition tapes, children ages 5 to 12 can upload their videos to YouTube – with a chance of being selected as one of the featured star talents.

As part of the restaurant’s initiative to communicate the importance of incorporating fresh and local ingredients in traditional menu items, Silver Diner has engaged in a strategic communications campaign, kicking off with a TV commercial set to air throughout the Washington, D.C. media market.

Continuing with the restaurant’s mission to be an active and engaged member of its local communities, Silver Diner is looking for children who are familiar with the diner and understand the importance of eating healthier.

Giant Food of Landover, Md. to Collect Donations to Benefit Victims of Japan’s Natural Disasters

This story comes to us from Kaitlin Sanderson:

Landover, Md. (March 25, 2011) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. today announced that, along with its sister Ahold USA supermarkets, $100,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund to support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Additionally, beginning today and continuing through April 8, Giant Food will collect donations in all stores for the victims of the natural disasters in Japan on behalf of the American Red Cross Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. One hundred percent of the monies collected will be donated to relief efforts.