Cook County Commissioners Arroyo, Moore and Steele “Tech the Halls” with more than 50 Chicago Youth

Event at Studio Xfinity designed to inspire kids to think about STEM in their future…

imageCook County Commissioners Luis Arroyo, Jr., Stanley Moore and Robert Steele “Teched the Halls” with more than 50 seven through 13-year-olds from Chicago’s Frazier Preparatory Academy, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Union League Boys & Girls Club and Greater Westside Community Coalition today. The celebration, which included a series of technology demos and games, was held at Chicago’s Studio Xfinity, an interactive space that features a wide range of Internet, entertainment and other technologies.

“The goal in hosting this event was to expose the kids in attendance to a variety of existing and new technologies and make STEM cool and interesting for them,” said Commissioners Arroyo, Moore and Steele. “Our hope is that they’ll be inspired by the technology they see.”

During the event, the kids received hands on demonstrations of various Internet-based technologies and store staff explained how they work. The kids also played games designed to educate them about technology and its role in people’s lives.

“Comcast is thrilled to provide the backdrop for this event and to play a role in inspiring the kids who attended to think about their future possibilities,” said Matthew Summy, Comcast’s regional vice president of Government and External Affairs.

Rappers NeX 2 Kin and Paris Beuller entertained the kids and rapped about how to stay safe and avoid violence.

Kids also received gift bags and took pictures with Santa Claus.