The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is debuting two new mobile units, unveiling the first this summer called the Tech Hub. It’s an interactive STEM lab and gaming truck aimed to provide more access to education and play for children and teens across the metroplex. Equipped with the latest technology, the Tech Hub will offer children hands-on experience to learn robotics, coding, and other STEM programming that they otherwise may not be exposed to. The hub will also double as an esports gaming center featuring four PlayStations 5s, a VR station, and three Nintendo Switches. The hub fits up to 28 children who can view and play on seven 55” HD TVs.

The goal of the Tech Hub is to introduce children, specifically those in underserved areas, to the same opportunities to improve literacy in science and technology, help build critical thinking skills, and encourage them to take on a more active role in the community. The Y is also expected to unveil a second mobile unit later in 2022 called the Rec Hub, which will provide access to recreational sports.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Moorland Family YMCA at Oak Cliff, 6701 S Hampton Rd, Dallas, TX 75232

INTERVIEWS: Curt Hazelbaker, CEO; Keith Vinson, Vice President of Operations; Rodney Black, Associate Branch Executive; and youth on-site

VISUALS: Tour of inside the Tech Hub and a STEM demonstration performed by students showing the hub’s capabilities.

MEDIA CONTACT: Nicole Rosales, Allyn Media, 214.549.5833