AUSTIN, TX, October 1, 2019 – CodeWizardsHQ, the global coding school for youth ages 8-18, has partnered with ChickTech, a national organization serving thousands of girls and women every year through tech programs and events.
The partnership aims to improve access to technology education to students and broaden the impact of ChickTech. ChickTech & CodeWizardsHQ are working together to create a roadmap for local ChickTech Chapters to involve youth in coding.
The harder part of getting girls and youth into technology is getting them to try it and experience the fun and joy of programming. CodeWizardsHQ offers an introduction to Python class that is designed to do exactly that. We create Aha! moments while exposing students to the wonders of programming, creating a passion for coding!
With this partnership, CodeWizardsHQ and Chicktech plan to bring that introductory programming class to a far broader audience.
The introductory class typically costs $39/student. As a result of this partnership, the course will be made available at a partner price of just $20/student. Of that, 50% of the class fees will be donated back to ChickTech by CodeWizardsHQ. The funds raised this will help ChickTech continue FREE youth hands-on, technology workshops for girls, including non-binary and transgender youth, across the country.
ChickTech is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. With 27 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, ChickTech offers educational workshops, mentoring, and internship opportunities for high school girls who aspire to technology careers. Additionally, ChickTech provides career events for women in technology fields to create a supportive community of professionals to network, grow their skills, and discover employers looking for exceptional talent. For more information, visit www.chicktech.org.
CodeWizardsHQ offers an innovative and pragmatic multi-year curriculum for grades 3-12. For young learners, CodeWizards’ Junior Level focuses on scratch programming while older students participate in a comprehensive course sequence that begins with an introductory programming series that progresses through advanced algorithms and data science. The final year students get real-world experience through an internship or capstone project. Beyond coding, the CodeWizardsHQ educational experience nurtures curiosity and builds confidence through a student-centric pedagogy that includes social and emotional components that foster collaboration, exploration and personal growth. For more information, visit www.codewizardshq.com
Contact: Ana-Maria Medina, CodeWizardsHQ School Outreach Director | Social Media Manager
(512) 709-6110 | [email protected]