Are you interested in teaching children basic computer programming in a relaxed, fun environment? Sign-up to mentor a Hamilton Code Club!
Hamilton Code Club is a program focused on starting lunch hour or after school ‘code clubs’ in every Hamilton-area elementary school, but with particular focus on lower-income neighborhoods.
The program involves mentors visiting a school for one hour, one day a week, for six weeks, to teach fun programming activities using either Scratch or Hopscotch (a Scratch-like program for iPad). The curriculum for mentors to deliver is already created, has been approved by the school boards, is easy to follow for those already familiar with computer programming, and is used in code clubs around the world!
The program has partnered with both the HWDSB and HWCDSB, and has many schools on a waiting list for a mentor to start a code club!
Your help as a mentor is critical to the success of this program – the more mentors we can find, the more code clubs we can start!
Volunteer today at hamiltoncodeclub.com/
An information and orientation session will be held on March 2nd at McMaster Innovation Park too!