University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Verizon Innovative Learning (VIL) Free Program for Young Men of Color in Middle Schools (6th -8th Grade)

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) partners with the Verizon Foundation to offer a program that provides next-gen technology and entrepreneurship courses to local young men of color in middle school on the UDC campus. Students are taught from a curriculum that includes design thinking, augmented reality and virtual reality, electronics, and 3D modeling and printing. The program has three required components:

  1. Summer Enrichment Camp–A 3-week summer camp held on the UDC Van Ness campus – The Summer Enrichment Camp will be held June 15th through July 3rd
  1. Saturday STEM Academy–The Saturday STEM Academy held one Saturday per month that includes filed trips
  2. Mentor/Mentee Pairing– Students are paired with a UDC student mentor

The applicant must be a male of African American or Hispanic descent and must be entering grades 6th, 7th or 8th during the 2020-2021 School Year

 Verizon Online Registration Form:

The Verizon online registration form can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZ1xNDyf2Cp7ZKHETOhGmvwW_CgG6X8VzW3GleWFxkHZpElg/viewform

Please make sure to provide all of the information requested in each question (i.e. your son’s full legal name, not nickname) and select “the University of the District of Columbia” in the dropdown menu for the first question (“Please select the school location”) on the second page of the Verizon online registration form.

Please contact us at vilmalemaker@udc.edu if you have questions.

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