Code in the Schools

Code in the Schools is a Baltimore nonprofit dedicated to teaching local youth computer coding in order to foster creativity and prepare them for the expanding job market. They partners with Baltimore City public, charter and private schools to bring high quality computer science instruction to students.

Code in the Schools is a non-profit organization inspired by the NYC non-profit “Chess in the Schools” and the “Code.org” initiative. Learning to code fosters creative expression while at the same time imparting concretely applicable job skills.

During the school day, instructors teach semester-long resource classes that allow students to explore the concepts of computational thinking, data analysis, human/computer interaction, programming logic, robotics, web literacy, and careers in computing. Code in the Schools’ curriculum focuses on project-based learning. CitS believes in students completing hands-on activities in order to increase their engagement and excitement around STEM.

Mike and Gretchen LeGrand founded Code in the Schools in 2013 to provide Baltimore City youth with access to high-quality computer science education. We partner with schools and afterschool programs to bring our classes to children who wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to computer science as a career or degree choice.

Code in the Schools is currently partnered with Digital Harbor High School, Federal Hill Preparatory School, Frederick Douglass High School, The GreenMount School, George Washington Elementary School, Lakeland Elementary/Middle School, Liberty Elementary School, and Saint Ignatius Layola Academy.

Head to the Code in the Schools Website for more information.

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