On Thursday, October 25, ATG proudly sponsored this year’s Missoula Flagship Lights on Afterschool event, a nationwide celebration of afterschool programs for kids of all ages. ATG team members shared programming fundamentals through an awesome game of Simon Says and had a chance to hang out with the coolest bear around, the University of Montana Grizzlies’ mascot Monte.
“ATGers are passionate about their community. Our community involvement is driven by individuals expressing those passions and encouraging others to join in,” said ATG volunteer Asia Caluori. “This event stemmed from a variety of ATGers feeling passionate about STEM education and plugging the company into local opportunities.”
Ja’Ton Simpson, an ATG consultant, really enjoyed his experience volunteering at the Lights on Afterschool event.
“My experience was very humbling. When the kids were released to visit each activity, we were not the popular choice. I was excited to introduce the kids to a fun Simon Says game that would allow them to learn programming fundamentals,” said Simpson.
ATG’s station quickly grew in popularity.
“Soon after the first kid visited our table, we had a steady flow of participants. It warmed my heart to see kids excited about learning and interaction with others. The opportunity and ability to participate in this event helps fulfill my mission to help others and invest into the community that invests in me.”Ja'Ton Simpson
To get involved and learn more about Flagship, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit flagshiprogram.org.
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