Computer science education excludes multiple minority groups, creating educational obstacles and preventing equal representation. These minority groups are classified by gender, race, and socioeconomic status. Our mission is to provide an environment for middle and high school students of all backgrounds to learn and improve their coding skills. Middle school and high school is arguably the most important time period of a student's educational career. This is the point in life where a student can explore career opportunities and find out what interests them most. However, according to Cullen White, the managing director of computer science at Teach for America, "Only one in four schools across the nation offer computer science courses." This means that 75% of middle and high school students are denied access to a proper computer science environment, and this, along with multiple minority problems, results in the loss of many potential students that could have been interested in the field. With so many barriers, how can we, as students, learn and explore computer science and see if it the right fit for us? We have planned the perfect program to introduce and nurture the computer science skills in all middle and high schoolers.
Our program is designed to provide a computer science environment for all middle and high schoolers. The key aspects of our course include:
Middle and High School Oriented: This program is created for middle and high schoolers, and we made sure to make the course applicable to people of this age.
Immediate Application: Not only are we focused on teaching computer science curriculum, but we are also focused on applying it. Throughout the program, participants will collectively work on a project to solve or help with a current-day problem or event.
6-Week Long Course: One problem with many coding programs is the short duration of their course. Through our 6-week long course, we ensure a full understanding of the subject.
Curriculum For All: People of all levels of coding experience are welcome to participate in our course. Our curriculum is designed to accommodate beginner, intermediate, and advanced coders.
Speakers: Throughout the course, speakers who currently have or are pursuing a career in computer science will come and speak about their experience and answer some questions.
Always 100% Free: The entirety of this course is completely free!
Computer science education excludes multiple minority groups, creating educational obstacles and preventing equal representation. These minority groups are classified by gender, race, and socioeconomic status. Our mission is to…