We are bringing technology to kids in south central Pennsylvania.
What We Do: Our Mission
Can a kid become an expert programmer overnight? No. But what is every kid highly qualified to do? Play.
We make learning computer science just like play.
Coder Kids is a non-profit organization that aims to familiarize kids of any age with basic computer science fundamentals. We achieve this through active, hands-on learning with cool projects, interesting demos, and fascinating presentations by other kids and local technology professionals who act as mentors.
After learning "the basics," we envision kids teaching other kids in peer mentoring groups, with adult mentors available to guide them.
Coder Kids is a non-profit, local volunteer organization, based in south central PA.
There is no cost to attend any of our workshops.
Computer programming has become a critical skill for the next generation; it is rapidly becoming a fundamental skill that all kids should know at least a little about.
Many countries of the world teach programming in schools from an early age.
Participation in Coder Kids requires no programming knowledge or experience.
We especially want to encourage girls and kids from other underrepresented groups to get involved with learning programming and exploring STEM careers.
The group is run by volunteers; we need mentors who know programming, and parents to help with our meetings.
To register or see our list of meetings, go to MeetUp.com/Coder-Kids-Harrisburg.
Note that to be admitted to any meetings, all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18.