Hats off to One Brooklyn Health Brookdale Hospital and NYC Councilwoman Alicka Ampry-Samuels, who represents Brooklyn’s 41st District, Brownsville, where PS 284 is located. Recognizing a need at the school and its Elite Learners Robotics Program, Councilmember Samuels sought resources to provide electronic tablets for the students, and Brookdale Hospital’s Information Technology Department came through.
In January of this year, the program received 12 electronic tablets donated by Brookdale, which also currently co-sponsors another technology program at PS 284. “This technology is used to promote literacy and learning in a non-traditional method. Technology also promotes creativity and effective, interactive group work,” said Camara L. Jackson, founder of the Elite Learners Robotic Program.
Who knows? One of these Elite Learners may come up with a robotic breakthrough that could help save lives at Brookdale one day.