“At that point, I had made a career [for myself] that matched Title I schools because those babies look like me,” Leslie notes.
As one of seven facilitators under Project L.I.F.T.’s technology arm, she was able to see the need for technology education and opportunities. And that it wasn’t working as well as it could.
“I remember where David [Jessup] and I were when David said, ‘This school thing isn’t working – I’m going to build my own non-profit,’” Leslie recalls.
The two pinky-swore to work together again. Jessup founded Digi-Bridge in 2014; Leslie joined Jessup as part of the Educational Leadership team in 2016.
As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, Digi-Bridge is revving their engines with summer opportunities.
A Daddy-Daughter Code-In is taking place on Saturday, June 2; 90 minute #SteamSaturdays are happening across nine weekends this summer with instruction in programming and robotics; various instructors across a number of different locations in and around the Charlotte area will be teaching the Digi-Bridge curriculum.