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CodeChangers Partners with Wonderment to Help Refugees Learn to Code

  • Jason
  • November 21, 2016
  • News

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today, CodeChangers, a Utah based startup teaching youth to code, announced its partnership with Wonderment SLC Community Mobile Maker Space. CodeChangers is providing its online platform and curriculum to help youth learn to code on the bus in refugee communities. The public is invited to preview the completed Maker Bus Downtown Salt Lake City Main Street Tuesday, November 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. CodeChangers and Wonderment Help Utah Based Refugees Learn to Code in the Maker Bus CodeChangers and Wonderment Help Utah Based Refugees Learn to Code in the Maker Bus Utah is home to over 5,000 tech firms in constant need of filling high tech and IT related jobs. Providing refugee youth in the community the opportunity to gain tech skills through the Wonderment Maker Bus sets them on the path for a bright future. Of the company's recent partnership, Founder Jason Schallenberger said "We couldn't be happier to provide access to our coding curriculum and platform. Our mission is to 'change the world with code' and what better way to do so than to provide a marginalized community the tools they need to succeed. The possibilities with code are endless and we believe our local refugee youth can use their growing tech skills to change the world."

In order to teach youth to code, CodeChangers provides:

  • Online curriculum on our proprietary platform
  • Classes in the community
  • Summer Camps
  • Free Hour of Code curriculum for teachers

Join CodeChangers in a Utah Giving Tuesday event as we celebrate the finished Wonderment Maker Bus in Downtown Salt Lake City, November 29 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Bring the kids, tour the bus, check out the coding curriculum and platform, grab some dinner and see the lights.

About CodeChangers: We enable future creators, inventors, and leaders to create anything their minds can conceive through our online coding curriculum on our proprietary platform, after school classes, in school curriculum and platform summer camps, and kits teaching youth web development, computer programming, robotics, and digital design - essential skills needed in the tech field.

About the Wonderment: The Wonderment is a nonprofit initiative connecting a new generation of young global citizens who understand, explore and reimagine the world together in powerful, unprecedented ways.

Using a combination of technology and social innovation, The Wonderment creates tools and spaces (both digital and physical) where kids worldwide can connect—and then see the tangible impact for good their connection has on the world.

The Wonderment online platform connects kids from over 25 countries who have contributed over 12,000 creations to make kid-initiated projects happen in Guatemala, Peru, Costa Rica and Kenya. The current Wonderment featured project is the Wonderment Refugee Community Maker Bus, a mobile creative lab designed by students to serve refugee communities in Utah.

About CodeChangers

CodeChangers offers summer camps, after school programs and technology education for students ages 8 to 18 throughout the United States.

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