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We Code KC

5008 Prospect Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64130

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WE CODE KC focuses on exposing underrepresented youth, girls & women in KC to technology, cyber security, and computer science concepts.

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WE CODE KC is an initiative that serves the urban core of Kansas City, exposing technology, cyber security, and computer science concepts to underrepresented youth, girls and women. Learning the basic concept of coding develops creativity, problem solving skills, builds confidence and helps to build a positive future. Every child, no matter their zip code or their family’s financial status, should have the opportunity to learn to code.

We will follow the CoderDojo concept using Scratch to teach youth ages seven to seventeen how to code, understand definitions and behaviors of coding values and create video games, apps, build websites, as well as explore technology, cyber security and robotics.

Student Presentations: Each Session we take time for 2 or 3 students to show off their recent projects.

Scratch: Scratch is a fantastic tool for getting into programming, even for very young kids. It features drag-and-drop coding blocks and a slew of tools for creating and animating your own sprites.

Javascript, HTML, & CSS: These are the tools for making stuff happen online. Each session we present a short tutorial to present new concepts, build skills.

CoderDojo is a global non-profit organization focused on helping youth ages seven to seventeen learn to code, build websites, create apps or a game, and explore technology in an informal, safe, creative, and innovative environment.

Please arrive at 9:45 AM to get checked in and seated.

All ages will need a parent or guardian to sign a waiver. Children aged 13 and under require a parent or guardian to be present during the session.

All skillsets are welcome! Including NO EXPERIENCE. Those with more advanced knowledge will be assisted in creating more advanced projects

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Q. How old does my child have to be?

A. Children aged 7–17 are welcome. Children aged 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the entire session.

Q. How long are sessions?

A. Sessions are 3 hours long, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, on the FIRST and THIRD Saturday's of each month. Doors open 15 minutes early to account for sign-in and set-up.

Q. How much does attendance cost?

A. Sessions are FREE, thanks to our volunteers and sponsors.

Q. Do I need to bring anything?

A. IF POSSIBLE, your child should come with a WiFi-enabled laptop. We do have loaner laptops available thanks to our sponsors.

Q. Do I have to stay with my child for the sessions?

A. If your child is aged 13 and under, your presence is required throughout the session. All parents and guardians are welcome to stay in a special area provided, so feel free to bring work or entertainment for the duration.

Q. Does my child need prior knowledge to attend?

A. No, children can learn from the ground up.

Q. My child is looking for more advanced development resources. Will they still benefit from attending?

A. Yes, many of the mentors are experienced developers with advanced skills and understanding of more difficult concepts.

Please be respectful to the leaders, mentors, and volunteers. They donate their time and energy on a volunteer basis to make this program possible.

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We Code KC

5008 Prospect Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64130

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