Supercoders Camp Inspires Young Girls

Photos courtesy Brandon Jermain Coding volunteers include Justine Tashiro, Norma Coombs Elementary School Principal Jennifer Jackson Smith, Louisa Tsai, speaker Keila Banks, Katie Powell, instructor Leslie Covarrubias and Krisserin Canary.
Photos courtesy Brandon Jermain
Coding volunteers include Justine Tashiro, Norma Coombs Elementary School Principal Jennifer Jackson Smith, Louisa Tsai, speaker Keila Banks, Katie Powell, instructor Leslie Covarrubias and Krisserin Canary.

Two Pasadena-based organizations, codeSpark Academy, the computer science platform for young kids and STEAM:CODERS, a nonprofit organization that teaches underrepresented and underserved kids the basics of STEAM, are celebrating Women’s History Month by hosting Supercoders Camp, a series of girls-coding and game-making workshops each Saturday through March in Pasadena.
Girls between the ages of 5-10 will get project-based experience that teaches them the fundamentals of block-based programming and making their own video games. The three-hour session takes place at Supplyframe DesignLab. The events feature rotating speakers who are all female programmers in the Los Angeles area to inspire the aspiring young girl coders.
“We strive to address the very limited resources and opportunities for students to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), especially among the underserved families in the Pasadena area and couldn’t be more excited to work with codeSpark Academy to provide an interactive experience, including the tools and know-how of coding basics to young girls locally,” said Raymond Ealy, Steam:Coders executive director and founder.

Photos courtesy Brandon Jermain. Students in grades 2-4 participate in a recent Supercoders Camp.
Photos courtesy Brandon Jermain.
Students in grades 2-4 participate in a recent Supercoders Camp.

Tablets will be provided for all participants who will also receive free access to codeSpark Academy on iOS and Android for six months (valued at $48) and will receive swag pack giveaways, including T-shirts, stickers and booklets. Food and refreshments will be served. To register or for more information, visit goo.gl/Vr4qRm.

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