Lincoln Military Housing (LMH) and Norfolk Public Schools successfully launch the second year of after school coding clubs for military youth grades K-5 at the Whitehurst Farms community clubhouse. This series of events was developed in March 2018 and has served over 200 students living within the Lincoln Military Housing community.
Operation Break the Code is a bi-monthly after school coding club for children to learn coding through apps, robots, games, and more. In addition, family coding nights are hosted frequently in the community as an opportunity for the entire family to learn more about this phenomenon sweeping the globe.
This 5-year partnership is, in part, a result of a DoDEA grant aimed at boosting children’s competency in the increasingly popular field of coding while ensuring parents are given the appropriate tools to be able to continue helping children with coding at home.
Code.org is a 501c3 public non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Its vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer programming. After launching in 2013, Code.org organized the Hour of Code campaign, which has introduced over 100 million students to computer science to date and partnered with 70 public school districts nationwide to expand computer science programs. Code.org is supported by philanthropic donations from corporations, foundations and generous individuals, including Microsoft, Facebook, Infosys Foundation USA, Amazon, and others. For more information, please visit: https://code.org/