About Code For Kids
Code For Kids is a two to three hour event that aims to teach children aged 7-13 the basics of coding, technology and design.
Each event has a different focus so that your child can learn about what he/she is most interested in. Want to learn how your favourite video game works? Maybe you want to learn how to build your own?
We believe in encouraging every child's natural curiosity and creativity by giving them the skills they need to explore this new digital world.
The first Code For Kids (CFK) event was held in April 2013. It was a Scratch event aimed at 7-12 year olds. Scratch is a programming language created for kids and developed by MIT. It can be used to create basic video games. This is still one of our most popular events because the kids love being able to show off what they've made. In September of 2013, CFK was incorporated. This has allowed us to expand and help more kids learn to code.
Teaching What Schools Don't
Code For Kids offers a program that fills a niche untouched by traditional education. We offer kids a hands-on chance to explore the depths of technology and design. We are here to enable learning, not force it, so we believe in offering our events in an open, creative and supportive atmosphere.
We are a not-for-profit aiming to teach STEM curriculum to a younger generation growing up in an ever technologically advancing society. We believe in teaching our kids the skills and knowledge they will need to do well in their technology-rich environment. But we want to do more - we want to foster the creativity of the next generation and show them not only how to use technology effectively, but how to shape it.
Thank you for your interest in what we do. We can't wait to see you at our events!
Best wishes,Julian Nadeau & Lucas Marcelli
Founders, Code For Kids
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Press Kit and Media
- GLOBE AND MAIL - CANADA - MARCH 25 - Code secrets for growing techies
- OTTAWA CITIZEN - OTTAWA, ON - JAN 2014 - CFK introducing kids to computer science
- METRO NEWS - OTTAWA, ON - JAN 2014 - Code For Kids to cultivate love of circuitry
- RADIO CANADA - MONTRÉAL, QC - NOV 2013 - Code secrets for growing techies
- TVA CANOE - MONTRÉAL, QC - NOV 2013 - Chronique médias sociaux (@ 3m48)
July 2014 - Launched our Code for Kids Tutoring service in Ottawa, Canada!
April 2014 - We relaunched the website!
March 2014 - We held our first Kingston events! We held our next Montreal events!
January 2014 - We held our next Ottawa event and brought on a number of new staff/volunteers!
November 2013 - We held our first event outside of Ottawa! Hello Google Montréal!Check out the album here!
- September 2013 - CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority) funded our next few events!
September 2013 - We founded Code For Kids as a Not-For-Profit!
September 2013 - We held our third events! Blogging and Design!Check out the album here!
July 2013 - Due to an overwhelming demand, Code For Kids returned for a second event.Check out the album here!
May 2013 - We held our first ever event. We had a Scratch Event!Check out the album here!
We wouldn't be able to do what we do without the generous support of our generous sponsors. Sponsors truly are at the heart of what we do and wish to make our future a little more bright. Without the support of our community (local, national and global) we would not be able to teach as many kids the joys of coding and technology.
We welcome anyone who would like to help us out. If you think you might be interested, we encourage you to contact us so that we can help more kids learn code.Contact Us Today