For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Teresa Valenzuela, SDFF
(619) 269-1684, Ext. 205 – Direct
(619) 601-3613 – Cell
Teresa@sdfutures.org

Courtney Pendleton, YMCA
(858) 292-9622, ext. 10112
(714) 926-8106 cell
cpendleton@ymca.org

The San Diego Futures Foundation, in Partnership with Copley-Price Family YMCA, Hosts STEMFEST: Opportunity Knocks

SAN DIEGO – Feb. 18, 2019 – The public is invited to join the San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF), Copley-Price Family YMCA, and up to 45 exhibitors for a STEM-centric day on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Copley-Price Family YMCA (4300 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, 92105). Bring the whole family and learn about all things STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

STEMFEST: Opportunity Knocks is designed to evoke interest and create new avenues of opportunity for youth interested in science technologies. This is a FREE family event focused on not only exposing the community to science technologies happening in San Diego but resources and avenues intended to broaden their STEM-horizon. For more information, and to sign up for the event, visit: https://sdfutures.org/event/stemfest/.
“At SDFF we envision a future where technology is available to all, regardless of socio-economic status, age, or ability,” said, Gary Knight, Executive Director of the SDFF. “It’s important that we open doors of opportunity to underserved populations and equip them with the needed resources to succeed. This is our way of ensuring we contribute positively to family-focused activities in the community.”

“We are excited to partner with the San Diego Futures Foundation,” said Copley-Price YMCA Executive Director Julian Villegas. “At the YMCA we focus on youth development and social responsibility and invite all mid-city neighbors and families to learn more and explore STEM in a fun way.”

Villegas added that after STEMFEST, the YMCA and SDFF are collaborating to develop new programs that both children and adults can participate in.

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SDFF, in the business of improving lives through technology
The San Diego Futures Foundation (SDFF) was established in 1999 by the Pennant Alliance as a way to help meet the growing need for access to technology equipment and services. Our mission is to improve lives in San Diego County by making information technology available to underserved populations by providing technology equipment, training, support, IT outsourcing, and digital media services to nonprofit organizations, disadvantaged small businesses, low-income households, people with disabilities, and seniors. SDFF is working hard to bridge the digital divide in our community. We are located at 4283 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92105. Visit https://sdfutures.org for more information.

About the YMCA of San Diego County
The YMCA of San Diego County is the second largest Y in the nation serving more than 435,000 San Diego County residents and employing more than 5,500 people. Through a variety of programs and services focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y unites men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The YMCA of San Diego County is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential as children of God through the development of the spirit, mind, and body. Visit www.ymca.org to find your local YMCA or call (858) 292-YMCA (9622).