I wanted to share this message that I received from a student at the University of Michigan about an online outreach opportunity. I don't have any further information, so if you're interested, please fill out the google form or contact Junius directly.
Dear Professor Marie desJardins,
My name is Junius, and I’m a CS major at the University of Michigan. I volunteer with an organization called The Coding School, a 501c3 focused on teaching K-12 students how to code. We’re working on some really cool initiatives aimed at increasing diversity in the field by moving beyond traditional educational methods, and I’m hoping you can share the opportunity below with the CS majors at your school.
Just so you know a little more about our organization and what we’re doing: The Coding School is partnered with UCLA and USC, and since its founding in 2014, we’ve taught over 2,500 K-8 students at 16 schools throughout California. Our team is comprised of over 120 passionate university students majoring in computer science. While our focus thus far has been on long-term coding instruction through in-school and afterschool programs, we believe coding is the key to social mobility, and therefore, have begun an initiative called codeConnects, which is an online platform that offers one-on-one computer science instruction and mentorship to underrepresented middle and high school students. Because we want to have the most impact possible, we’re calling on all software engineers, coding professionals, and university students majoring in computer science to commit to volunteering 1 hour a week for the school year to teaching and mentor a student. We would love to have as many students from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County participate and hope you will help us by sending the blurb out via as many avenues as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know.
PASSIONATE ABOUT TEACHING CODING TO KIDS?
Want to help increase the diversity of the field of computer science by offering one-on-one lessons and mentorship to K-12 students from the comfort of your own home?
The Coding School (TCS), a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the next generation through computer science education, is looking for students majoring in computer science to teach coding to underrepresented middle and high school students via our online platform, codeConnects! Your commitment can be as little as one hour a week.
To sign up and learn more about The Coding School and codeConnects, please fill out the form below:https://goo.gl/forms/tTWNSxqf6M9ecjkg2