Summer is drawing to a close this week and everyone is going back to school. There are hundreds of kids around Palo Alto that received their first introduction to programming this summer, many at summer camps. Don’t let that excitement slip away! It’s important to establish computer programming as an activity that can be done all year long.
As you know, Breakout Mentors provides 1-on-1 programming mentoring on everything from Scratch to mobile game programming. If this is something you’d be interested in discussing, contact us for more information and to join the waitlist for a mentor.
There are also some free events in the area that are excellent at building excitement by surrounding them with kids with similar interests. The Silicon Valley CoderDojo has a new website built by one of the members (who is also a Breakout Mentors student). For more information about what the organization is about, the Los Altos Town Crier wrote a nice article about July’s all girls CoderDojo meeting: Will code for cookies: Volunteer network introduces youth to computer science.
We also recommend Hack the Future and any other events listed on our Bay Area Kids Programming Events Calendar. Whatever route you end up taking, make sure you encourage your student’s newfound interest in programming!