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Check Out the New Breakout Mentors Website

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We have put a lot of work in over the last few weeks to launch a new website. If you are reading on email, check it out at http://breakoutmentors.com. The original website was created 4 years ago, right after Breakout Mentors founder Brian Skinner decided to turn his interest in working 1-on-1 with kids learning

More Opportunities for Kids to Code in the Bay Area in 2015!

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We have been doubling down our efforts to keep the Bay Area Kids Programming Events Calendar up to date. It is getting harder to do! There are more organizations around the Bay Area hosting regular events. We just added events coming up in Palo Alto, Berkeley, Mountain View, Pleasanton, and San Jose! The feedback was

Getting to Know Our Newest Kids Coding Mentors

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Breakout Mentors underwent a lot of growth in 2014, welcoming over a dozen talented new mentors! We recently updated the Our Mentors section of the website to include some of the mentors that joined in the last year. We have a wide variety of skill sets amongst our mentors. Some specialize in the very first

The People First Approach to Learning to Code

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There is a massive shift underway in education: more and more resources and courses are available online to learn nearly every subject. Access to all this knowledge makes it an incredible time to be a student! One natural question you might ask – will this shift lessen the need for teachers, coaches, tutors, and mentors?

Free Kids Coding Workshops in Berkeley Rescheduled for Tuesday January 27th

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We were forced to reschedule our free workshops in December due to rioting in the Berkeley area. Now that the holidays are behind us, we are excited to announce the workshops will be held on Tuesday January 27th! The first workshop is for kids ages 9 to 11 who are new to the Scratch programming

It’s Already 2015! Let’s Support Kids that Want to Learn to Code

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Can you believe it is already 2015? With the new year comes New Year’s resolutions. Do you have one to support your kid’s interests? There are thousands of kids in the Bay Area that want to learn to code. Some just love Minecraft and think it would be cool to create video games, but don’t

Hour of Code 2014 Introduced Millions of Kids to Coding

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Today is the last day of Computer Science Education Week by Code.org. It is a huge international push to introduce kids to programming by starting with an Hour of Code. Schools all over the world participated and millions of kids learned how fun it is to code! The week kicked off with President Obama writing