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Code Connect Python Workshop (Ages 8-18)*

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of coding in this 2 hour workshop! The program is designed for ages 8-12, but anyone under 18 is welcome to register. The program is a collaboration between Code Connect and the The Youth Merit Funding Association.

Please bring your personal laptop. We have several Chrome Books available but they will be first come, first serve.

Attendees will be split into groups and have a completed project by the end of the workshop.

Registration is required.

About Code Connect: Code Connect is dedicated to eliminating the digital divide by offering free computer science education to students of all ages, focusing on inclusivity and accessibility. Through their mentorship program and various events, they cater to a broad spectrum of participants, from beginners to more advanced programmers, with diverse interests in the field of computer science. Their mission revolves around democratizing access to tech education, enabling individuals from various backgrounds to acquire valuable skills in programming and problem-solving. This initiative not only aims to enhance individual capabilities but also to address the broader need for digital literacy in an increasingly technology-driven world. 

About UMFA: The Youth Merit Funding Association is deeply committed to youth empowerment through educational and community service projects. They operate with a holistic approach to education, covering a wide range of fields including medicine, research, social development, emotional well-being, architecture, and STEM. Their primary aim is to equip the younger generation with the knowledge and opportunities needed to drive meaningful change in the community. By addressing societal challenges head-on and fostering a culture of informed leadership, UMFA is nurturing future leaders prepared to create a brighter future. They stand out for their commitment to offering diverse experiences that enable young individuals to discover and pursue their passions, making a significant impact in their community. 

About the collaboration and this workshop: UMFA and Code Connect are teaming up to launch a coding class that represents a fusion of their core missions: empowering youth through education and bridging the digital divide. This collaboration leverages UMFA’s expansive reach and holistic educational approach with Code Connect’s specialized expertise in computer science education. The goal is to provide a comprehensive learning experience that not only teaches coding skills but also integrates these skills with broader educational objectives, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and community service. The partnership is driven by a mutual understanding of the importance of STEM education as a tool for empowerment and societal change. By combining UMFA’s resources and community engagement strategies with Code Connect’s technical prowess and inclusive education model, the coding class aims to reach a diverse group of young individuals. This initiative seeks to inspire them to explore technology as a medium for personal growth and as a powerful tool to address community and global challenges. Together, UMFA and Code Connect are setting a precedent for how organizations with complementary goals can collaborate to amplify their impact, offering an innovative educational program that promises to prepare the next generation of leaders to face the future with confidence, creativity, and a strong sense of social responsibility.

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Date:
April 19
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, 08857
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732 721 5600 x5033

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