Break the cycle of poverty through education

Liberty Partnership Program

HTML Web Design Camp

The Details

Program Goal

SSF is dedicated to increasing access to STEM education for all. The goal of the Web Design Camp is to introduce students to web design basics and development.

SSF is dedicated to increasing access to STEM education for all. The goal of the Web Design Camp is to introduce students to web design basics and development.

Participant Break Down

11 students between 8th – 11th grade registered from LPP/Hoftrsa Program

Our Coach

Prakruthi Raghavendra

Prakruthi is a Sophomore at University of Pennsylvania studying Computer Science and Finance. She is very passionate about equitable access and availability to education. Prakruthi has been coding since middle school and has led multiple SSF camps.

Camp Overview


Learned about the basics of HTML and what HTML is all about!


Learned how to set up their documents and add various elements like headings and paragraphs.


Learned how to add Images and Links. Worked on CSS and adding colors and design elements to their website

DAY 4-5

Students continued CSS additions to organize and polish websites and prepared for final-day presentations!


Students presented to their peers, parents, and SSF and LPP reps!

Students in Action


Students worked together to create a website from start to finish

Students presented these websites to SSF and LPP reps and competed for first place

More than $200 distributed to participants in rewards and incentives

Students leave camp with a finished website, ready to be showcased in a high school application or job interview

Certificates and winners declared and full class graduation

All students reported a significant increase in their understanding of and their comfort with web design and development after the camp

Survey Results


“The instructor Prakruthi was absolutely amazing. She was helpful, answered any questions I had about the topic we were learning and moved at pace where I felt comfortable and understood the lesson we were learning. Prakruthi was an amazing instructor who made my experience fun and exciting”
“I liked how focused on all of us Prakruthi was - so none of us would be left out. She was nice and I liked her teaching method”
“The Instructor was very helpful and explained everything thoroughly. She was very patient and eased us into coding. She also helped us have a very good time.”
“Prakruthi helped me a lot! She answered my questions, especially when I was struggling, and it was done in a great pace for me!”
“I had so much fun teaching this group of students, I was excited to teach each lesson and so impressed with each of their final websites.”

Thank You Organizers!

Prakruthi Raghavendra , Mahima Natarajan, Mariel Geron, Melissa Hurtado, and Latha Nara

Suzelle Zamor and Allison Colombo

Board Member

Jayashree Sundaresan

Jayashree Sundaresan is a Senior Technology leader with 24+ years of experience. A servant leader at heart, she strongly believes in creating positive impact to transform people beyond who they think they are and what they think they can achieve. Jayashree is very passionate about empowering women, guiding children, giving back to society and focusing on wellness as a priority. She is also a die-hard sports enthusiast and a singer. She thoroughly enjoys coaching & mentoring people to share and learn. Jayashree holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and an MBA from Santa Clara University, USA.

“I am thrilled to join the Board of Directors at SSF and impact lives by helping with the education of underprivileged, deserving, bright, and passionate students. The vision and mission of SSF aims to pull families out of generational poverty through the skill building, mentoring, training and sponsorship of scholars. This energises me and resonates with my values and beliefs to lead change in communities through working with children, educating them and helping them gain confidence, perspective and a lifelong desire to be a force of positive impact.”

Advisor & Board Observer

Uma Meyyappan

SVP, Head of Digital Innovation, LPL Financial

“Uma is an Innovation Technology Executive with over 20 years of experience in the Financial services industry where she accelerates business value with the use of emerging technology.

Uma’s extensive research in financial technologies such as digital payments, biometrics, augmented reality, and Internet of Things (IoT) has resulted in over 35 issued US patents to her name.

Uma is a Founding LP in Neythri Futures Fund and Founding circle member in Neythri, an organization that promotes south asian women. Being a strong believer of child literacy and education Uma is delighted to assist Shooting Stars Foundation eradicate generational poverty through STEM education.”

Board Member

Kevin Lee

Program Manager at NVIDIA

“Kevin has over 10 years experience in leadership roles in the Finance and Technology sectors. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Kevin taught at University of California, Berkeley and helped the school transition from in-person learning to online learning.

Kevin is passionate about learning, teaching, and fostering innovation from future generations. Having witnessed first-hand the positive impact education can have on his students’ career prospects, Kevin is excited to contribute to Shooting Stars Foundation and its mission to break the cycle of poverty through STEM education. “

Advisor & Board Observer

Brian McCann

President, Security Solutions at Neustar, Inc.

“High-energy business leader with passion for driving growth in organizations and cyber security technologies – and education foundations!

SSF’s founder and mission are rooted in empowering others to take control to improve their future. STEM education is a proven and scalable path to break generational poverty.”

Board Member

Dawna Taylor

Regional Director with the Global Services Department for Cognia,

“Dawna L. Taylor is the Regional Director with the Global Services Department for Cognia, the largest School Improvement organization globally. Before joining Cognia, Ms. Taylor served as the Assistant Vice President of K-12 programs for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. She also led, designed, and oversaw an out-of-school STEM program for middle and high school students in Baltimore, MD, and Vicksburg, MS. She has been an elementary teacher, reading specialist, assistant principal, and principal in traditional public schools and charter schools.

Ms. Taylor served as Director of Blended Learning Programs for one of the nation’s largest public cyber schools. Her professional expertise is in developing, managing, and consulting for charter schools and STEM Outreach programs across the country. Ms. Taylor has a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida A&M University in Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Supervision, and Administration from Jones International University. She is the proud mother of two adult children, Raleigh and Morgan.”