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CODENOW: A STARTUP NON-PROFIT THAT TEACHES KIDS TO CODE

idea by CodeNow

Website

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www.CodeNow.org

The Idea

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Coding is the new literacy. It gives individuals the power to innovate and create. We need to empower our youth - especially those from underrepresented communities - to be the next great technology pioneers.

CodeNow is a non-profit which teaches underrepresented high school students how to code.

The Specifics

We teach foundational skills in computer programming through free extra curricular off campus trainings. In 2011 we provided more than 1000 hours of free training.

At the end of our Boot Camp each student receives a netbook. The funds from the "Good Challenge" will go towards purchasing netbooks and meals for our students during trainings.

5 Steps To Our Program:
1) Weekend Training: Hackety Hack and Mindstorms are used to introduce students to programming.
2) Online Coursework.
3) Boot Camp: held over two consecutive weekends.
4) Each student receives a netbook.
5) Alumni Community: monthly meet-ups, hackathons and field trips.

The money from the challenge will actually make a difference in the lives of these students!

Discussion
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Excellent idea!

by jasonhoekstra
over 2 years ago | Reply

Help us buy netbooks for our students. Please share with your friends! Thank you for your support.

by CodeNow
over 2 years ago | Reply

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$2,500
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Submission Began
Tuesday, March 13

Submission Ended
Tuesday, April 03
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Voting Began
Tuesday, April 03

Voting Ended
Tuesday, April 17
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Textbooks For The Book Bank Program In Haiti
Textbooks For The Book Bank Program In Haiti

Winner Announced
Tuesday, April 17

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