Our youth needs your help…Coded by Kids is turning community spaces into technology education centers for Philadelphia’s youth. They are working to ensure that regardless of who you are, where you come from, and what resources you have, all Philadelphia youth have access to the technology-driven education, resources, and support necessary to succeed in the innovation economy.
Coded by Kids has successfully run programs for three years, reaching almost 100 students every week in their communities and schools. With your help they can raise the funds to support 12 after school coding programs across Philadelphia, allowing them to reach 300 students every week.
Every $355 we raise pays for 12 weeks of instruction for 1 child.
This campaign is the beginning of their larger vision to make technology education in Philadelphia as accessible as youth sports. Imagine what’s possible if all 200,000 students in the nation’s 8th largest school district had access to tech education programs focused on coding, design, and entrepreneurship.
Why is funding technology education important?
Technology has become ingrained into every aspect of our society, and our students’ ability to leverage technology as a tool is critical to their success. Students who lack these skills are at a disadvantage, and this disadvantage increases at the pace of technological change. To ensure our students can keep up, it is important that we get them high quality technology education ASAP.
“We’ve been able to achieve a lot with a little, and we know we could do more if we had more funding. Because of our desire to have a more immediate impact during this school year, we believe crowdfunding is the best way to raise the funds necessary within the shortest amount of time. We’re not looking for easy money — we want to make sure Philadelphia students can keep up, and ultimately, lead the way” ~ Coded by Kids.
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By: Tiffanie Stanard, Host/Producer @Philly_Speaks @TiffanieStanard