Breakout Mentors has a very focused goal of supporting kids that are interested in programming to take the subject as far as they would like: applying their coding knowledge to their own creative projects. The downside of such a customized education for each student is that we can’t work with thousands of kids. The good news is that there are other organizations introducing kids to coding, including CoderDojo Silicon Valley which was co-founded by Breakout Mentors founder Brian Skinner.
Tomorrow May 6th is a big day for the future of CoderDojo Silicon Valley. There is an online fundraiser to support the growth of the program: http://svgives.razoo.com/story/Coderdojosv. It is a 24 hour fundraising event with hourly prizes and donation matching. For example, if you stay up late tonight and give before 1 am, your donation will be matched times 2. If you are interested in kids learning to program, please consider giving!