The city of San Antonio is building itself up as the “City of Innovation.”  To get started, the city is focusing on building up their youth.  New efforts spawning from the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce economic outlook conference are aimed at lowering San Antonio’s 27% high school drop-out rate (which is almost 20% higher than the national average).

Part of these efforts include SparkEd, a program built to help middle schoolers in the city’s 30 lowest-performing schools.  During SparkEd (run by the organization Geekdom), students will “join a team, build a robot and create a website and sell it.”

Read the full article here on Silicon Hills News.

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