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Thanks to InfusionSoft.com for sponsoring most of the costs of our ticket to BizTechDay.
Please help Ruby Nuby meet others who may want to help or help us connect with those who may want to help in our social mission of teaching RoR programming, entrepreneurial and life skills to at-risk and disadvantaged youths.
There is a group of us going to BizTechDay who will be wearing Ruby Nuby nametags. You are welcome to join us. We are posting to all of the Tech groups about our mission and inviting them to chat with us at the event. This is a great way to network about Ruby Nuby AND yourself.
Please introduce us to your friends. Feel free to forward info below to friends.
Join our Ruby Nuby Meetup Group!
Personal Twitter: RubyNuby01
A new member driven organization dedicated to teaching the first year of Ruby Programming, Rails Framework, related technologies and entrepreneurial skills to professionals who then learn better by sponsoring and teaching at-risk, disadvantaged youths. The pros may meet their next hire or the next generation entrepreneur who hires them!!!
We would like to meet you!!! You can watch a 2 min video about our mission and vote for us to win a grant from British Airways by going to this link. Vote daily:) The 2nd link is a bit.ly so you may tweet the link of the video.
Please look for us if you would like to help with our mission of building the entrepreneurial/tech communities and ending the cycle of poverty in a sustainable way that builds socio-economic bridges.
Ruby Nuby is a member driven organization dedicated to teaching the Ruby on Rails (RoR) Programming Language and Framework, related technologies and entrepreneurial skills to professionals and students who then learn better by teaching disadvantaged and at-risk youths. We target 9th graders as they enter high school and teach them throughout the year. At the beginning of their 9th-10th grade summer they attend a Ruby Nuby Camp. After attending this camp, they qualify for paid internships and part-time jobs which we arrange through partnerships with companies that use RoR. After 4 years of training with Ruby Nuby and using RoR in their internships and part-time jobs, they are hire-able as intermediate Ruby/Rails developers commanding salaries of $100k/year in NYC.
We teach the sponsored youths alongside professionals and students who pay for our courses, interview and “hire” the sponsored youths from a pre-screened pool of at-risk youths. By empowering the paying students to select who they sponsor, they assume a stewardship role in the success of the at-risk youths. By integrating the at-risk youths into the classroom setting with professionals, mentoring relationships can be formed and socio-economic bridges built. In the evenings of our camps, at-risk youths learn life skills and attend cultural events. We teach entrepreneurial skills and through our Startup Weekends incubate funded companies manned by our diverse, integrated students who are professionals, entrepreneurs, experienced developers, and at-risk youths. The professionals may meet their next hire or the next generation entrepreneur who hires them!!!
Edited by Malcolm Arnold on Sep 22, 2010 3:02 PM