STATE HOUSE – A group of youngsters from the Center for Dynamic Learning (CDL) have discovered that green energy and fun can go hand-in-hand, and they brought the product of their efforts to the State House today for a ceremony hosted by Rep. Leo Medina (D-Dist. 12, Providence).
The 8 students at CDL, along with their volunteer instructor Kevin Cunha, were invited by Representative Medina to show off one of the two solar-charged electric dune buggies they built from scratch as part of their learning program. CDL, which provides training to youngsters from the city and beyond, as well as workforce development programs, operates out of the lower level of the South Side Boys & Girls Club in Providence and partners with the Providence After School Alliance.
“I want to congratulate the students and Mr. Cunha for what they have accomplished through the program, and for taking the time to show us what wonderful and exciting things are being accomplished through programs such as this one,” said Representative Medina. “The product that these youngsters produced is a solar-powered vehicle, but the CDL is proof that with access to creative, engaging and innovative learning opportunities, youngsters can learn and older individuals can re-learn the life skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world.”