Forge Arkansas has been gaining STEAM, and forming relationships with members all across the state. Without the people behind us cheering in our corner, our grassroots movement would not have the fuel it needs to achieve escape velocity and grow into the community. These people and organizations are the coal feeding Forge Arkansas’…forge.
Yesterday some of these people stepped up and brought with them a bucket of coal! Our friends at the aptly named company Tech Friends, Inc. helped us out in an enormous way. We are ecstatic! We wanted to take the time to give them a tremendous thank you to Bob Shipman and Tech Friends, Inc.!
Thanks to a thoughtful donation we were able to pick up a stack of Macbook Airs for use by Forge Arkansas! Yes a STACK! That is ten Apple computers for us to use to build and teach a community.
This singular act of charity will provide us with the ability to take innovative tech-focused programming to underserved individuals wherever they may be. We now have fewer barriers to teaching kids of all ages about digital design, electronics fabrication, and computer programming; all of these are skills necessary to grow a knowledge-based economy in Northeast Arkansas.
We’re more than thankful for Tech Friends helping us forge a better future for our community!