Hello iD Nation,
I just received this message through facebook. This is what it's all about! We talk a lot about how our summer camps develop technical skills for the future. This is proof you don't need to wait until college to start putting those skills into action. This is awesome stuff and certainly worthy of a "do something big" story. FYI, the letter says "Thanks to you, Pete..." but I cannot and will not take credit for our awesome tech camps. The success of our programs is dependent on the people on our team. Thanks to everyone who has made our summer camps in New Jersey, and our camps across the country, a success.
Subject: Thanks to IDTech Camp, Co. hires 9 yr old website developers
Thanks to you, Pete!
This summer, fresh out of 3rd grade, our twins R. and S. (names withheld for security) learned enough in your website development/game development course to develop a website for a local company and got paid enough to pay for their tuition next summer! (Their goal!)
No, it was not a relative or friend, it was a real client! We told them if they wanted to take classes in game development, they would have to earn the $ to pay for it...and they did! We are attaching a picture of them with their clients and first paycheck. They also negotiated a website maintenance contract...ongoing $$$!
If I were you, I would advertise in our area of PA. Ours were the only kids at Rider College from our area, we found you only by accident, and there is a lot of interest in this type of class here. If you need any help promoting IDTech camp in this area, we would love to help you (for free). All parents should know about a camp their kids like so much they are willing to to learn enough to pay their own tuition!
H. & L. (Parents' names withheld for confidentiality)
We've got our summer camps in PA at Carnegie Mellon University and Villanova University. Please check the availability of our courses at these locations. And, thanks for spreading the word. This is what it's all about!