CodeNow (a non-profit organization) focuses on developing the next pioneers in technology by teaching underserved youth foundational skills in computer science and programming with the objective of narrowing the current digital divide. The organization teaches high school students the basics of computer programming and computer science in free, extra-curricular, off-campus trainings and boot camps. Each student who completes their program receives a netbook, mentoring and assistance finding internships.
Working with numerous partners, the organization successfully launched its pilot program in DC in August. In 2012 CodeNow will expand to four cities.
As founder Ryan Seashore says, “coding is the new literacy, it gives youth the ability to create and innovate.” This fantastic program gives high school students the tools to Win the Future.
To learn more about their program, go to CodeNow.org or follow them on twitter @CodeNowOrg.