Sponsored by Capital One, Coded by Kids chose the Kingswood Community Center in the Riverside neighborhood of Wilmington. The center offers free weekly classes on Wednesday evenings, covering topics including web development, UI/UX design, data science and startup entrepreneurship. The hands-on, project-based classes are for kids in K–12.
Coded by Kids also has a school-based program in Philadelphia, which will be coming to Delaware soon.
In October, Coded by Kids COO Maggie Deptola said that the classes offer more thank just skills. “So much of the tech community is about having contacts and who you know,” she said. “What’s cool about the program is that, since many of our instructors work in the tech community, kids also build those connections.”
James Spadola, the former Newark cop and business development staffer at Zip Code Wilmington, has been involved with the Delaware expansion since January. He says he hopes to see Coded by Kids in a couple more Delaware locations by the fall.
If you’re interested in becoming an instructor, registering your child or starting a CbK program at your rec center or school, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full disclosure: Technically Media CEO Christopher Wink is on the board of Coded by Kids. He was not involved in this report.-30-