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Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs changed the way we live. All had one thing in common when they started: Access to technology at an early age.
Do YOU believe any kid can be the next Steve Jobs? We do! Join us as we teach our youth the new literacy - coding - and open the doors for true innovation.
CodeNow is a non-profit focused on teaching underrepresented high school students foundational skills in computer programming through free extra curricular off campus trainings. CodeNow lowers the barriers normally associated with programming by opening the door at an earlier stage when youths are just beginning to explore their options and opportunities.
Help Us Raise $15,000:
We are trying to raise $15,000 for our summer program to teach a group of DC Area high school students to code. At the completion of the training each student receives a netbook and a diploma. The money raised will go towards: netbooks, Lego Mindstorms, T-shirts, breakfast, lunch, diplomas, gift certificates (prizes for students) and other things we need to make the training possible. If we reach our goal we will be able to purchase an additional 20 netbooks for our fall training!
Give what you can! Every dollar will bring us closer to our goal! Your donation will make a real difference in the lives of our students. Please share our campaign with your friends, family can co-workers. Together we can make a real impact!
Since launching in 2011, CodeNow has provided nearly 2,000 hours of free training and distributed 41 Netbooks to students who otherwise might have minimal access to a personal computer. Almost 40% of our students are girls. During trainings, we were amazed to watch students take to programming. They were like sponges ready to soak up everything we gave them. Their thirst to learn was far greater than we ever expected.
Why CodeNow Is Needed:
-Schools are not giving our students 21st century skills
-Out of 34 countries the US is ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math among 15 year olds.
-As schools continue to cut funding to programs not currently recognized as core disciplines, few students have the opportunity to take rigorous, engaging computer science courses, and among those who do, there is little ethnic diversity. Only 17% of Advanced Placement Computer Science test-takers were women and 4% were African American, even though they represented 55% and 7% of AP test takers respectively.
-Most states do not treat high school computer science courses as part of a student’s core education, focusing on basic skills such as keyboarding and using the internet, rather than high-level concepts such as understanding and applying algorithmic and computational thinking.
-Of the students studying Computer Science in college less than 18% of them are women.
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