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Google CS First Volunteering

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Boys & Girls Club-Silicon Valley

2195 Cunningham Avenue

San Jose, CA 95122

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CS First Overview

  • Introduction:
    • We are Google Code Corps: AmeriCorps VISTA program to fight poverty in America by introducing computer science to underserved youth
    • Curriculum developed by Google to bring computer science education to underserved youth in the community at Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley
    • BGCSV is an after school and summer enrichment program that serves low income youth of San Jose and Morgan Hill
  • Goals / Mission:
    • Target youth grades 3-8 of adversity (girls, low socioeconomic, minorities)
    • Inspire confidence, perseverance, innovation, and a sense of belonging
  • Successes:
    • Nationwide program -- one of several locations
    • Serve nine Boys and Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
    • CS First has impacted over 421,000 students for 1.4 million hours of coding
  • Volunteer position
    • facilitate and lead ~20 youth on Google CS First, a drag and drop coding program
      • No teaching necessary -- Google provides curriculum and materials
      • 20 students
      • Tech staff, 1-2 other volunteers, and possibly VISTAs present as well
    • 10 week minimum
    • Technology classroom setting
    • Create a positive and welcoming environment for students
    • Inspire and encourage students to be creative with their project

  • Program hours: Monday - Thursday, 4-5 PM - Fall program tentatively starts August 21st
  • Location will vary depending on the day of the week chosen to volunteer
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