Area business donates to Steele HS Business Professionals
San Antonio business owner, George Bentley, delivered a corporate donation to the Steele High School Chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) on March 5th. Bentley and his wife, Crystal, own several Code Ninjas franchises in the greater San Antonio and Hill Country areas. Code Ninjas is a STEM center program for students ages 7 to 14. At Code Ninjas, the kids learn about coding, video game design, and other STEM-related activities in a fun and engaging environment. Code Ninjas offer after school, evening, weekend, and STEM camp opportunities throughout the year.
The Cibolo location employs several students from both Steele and Clemens High School. The Bentleys support SCUC ISD through employment opportunities for our students and serving on the Career and Technology Education Advisory Board. “We are looking to hire students (at SCUC) and help them develop,” Bentley said. “We teach them computer coding and incorporate robotics and other STEM activities.”
Deputy Superintendent Dr. Damon Edwards was present for the donation. He was joined by Dr. J. Brett Lemley, Director of Secondary Education; Jana Cervantes, Steele High School Principal; Allison Fannin, Career & Technology Education teacher; Jana Mahoney, Family Consumer Science teacher; and two Steele BPA students: Anissa Tejeda, senior; and Dion Simmons, junior.
Photo, from left to right: Allison Fannin, CTE teacher; Jana Mahoney, Family Consumer Science teacher; Dion Simmons, Steele HS; Anissa Tejeda, Steele HS; George Bentley, Code Ninjas franchise owner; Jana Cervantes, Steele HS principal; Dr. Damon Edwards, Deputy Superintendent; and Dr. J. Brett Lemley, Director of Secondary Education.