Announcing the 2020 Bridge Builder Award: Vera Vander Kooy and The Stem Connection

Congratulations to The STEM Connection and its founder, Vera Vander Kooy, the 2020 TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) Bridge Builder Award winner. The Bridge Builder Award recognizes visionary leaders who are helping underserved student populations in Indiana gain access to experiential learning opportunities that inspire the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. […]

Barnes & Thornburg Partner Stephen J. Dutton receives TechPoint Foundation for Youth Bridge Builder Award

Steve Dutton has spent nearly two decades working to help form and shape the organizations that became TechPoint, Inc. and TechPoint Foundation for Youth.

Hour of Code introduces thousands of local students to the power of computer science

Locally, TechPoint Foundation for Youth spearheaded the Hour of Code effort in nine Indianapolis K-8 schools. From December 3-7, they engaged 239 community volunteers to help 2,313 kids finish their tutorials.

TechPoint Foundation For Youth facilitated 55,000+ STEM hours for 8,315 students

With back-to-school time in full swing, TechPoint Foundation for Youth is thrilled to share a by-the-numbers look at our achievements and student impact during the past school year. With the help of the Indiana tech community, we are growing Indiana’s future! As you can see, the Foundation’s growth over the past year has allowed us […]

Summer of giving: TechPoint Foundation for Youth supports Indiana STEM programs

School’s out for the summer, but TechPoint Foundation for Youth is on the fast-track with programs, funding announcements and recognition for their success in STEM. STEM Hall of Fame The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation recently inducted TechPoint Foundation for Youth and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) jointly into the STEM Hall […]

Support STEM education and TechPoint Foundation for Youth on Giving Tuesday

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might find yourself in a charitable mood and looking for a way to give thanks this holiday season by giving back in your community. TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) has you covered with our third annual #GivingTuesday Cheers, Beers & Trivia event taking place on November 29, at Metazoa […]

Teacher TechConnect helps students prepare for high tech jobs

Many of us can recall a teacher that impacted our career path through encouragement, recognizing aptitudes and supporting our goals and dreams. Today’s teachers can help their students create more successful career paths due to the vast opportunities available, but keeping up with the current and future opportunities – especially in technology – can be […]

3 easy ways to start learning to code

So, you’ve been thinking about learning to code. After a quick Google search you’re bombarded with blog posts, tutorials, Meetup groups and bootcamps offering to help you get started. If you’re overwhelmed by this, you’re not alone — I talk to people all the time who want to learn to code or break into the […]