Youth Code Jam recognized by The White House

By |March 31st, 2016|

 

Youth Code Jam was included in an announcement by President Barack Obama as part of his #CSForAll initiative at the end of January, recognizing the San Antonio nonprofit’s commitment to reach at least 1,000 students with the opportunity to learn to code.

In his final State of the Union address earlier this month, President Obama put […]

A ton of learn to code resources

By |December 9th, 2015|

Resources: Learn to Code

There are so many great resources out there that can teach you how to move beyond consuming what somebody else made to creating your own, cool stuff. In this curated list, you’ll find some of our favorite websites that teach programming (mostly free!), as well as summer camps, school-based clubs, coding bootcamps […]

WeTeach_CS Announces New CS Collaborative with Youth Code Jam

By |January 30th, 2017|

On January 25, 2017, UT-Austin announced that WeTeach_CS had received a $5 million grant from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide professional development to computer science teachers around the state and to help increase the numbers of certified CS teachers in Texas. This is not the first time TEA has given support to WeTeach_CS. […]

Taking the Hour of Code Home

By |December 5th, 2016|

Many schools are participating in the Hour of Code this week, but #CSEdWeek lasts all week long. So how do you extend the learning at home…especially if parents don’t know how to code? San Antonio’s Youth Code Jam founding executive director, Debi Pfitzenmaier, has some ideas. “We play around with a lot of programs to […]

Students soar with drones at summer camp

By |July 31st, 2016|

by Danielle Salinas, Youth Code Jam intern
This summer, Youth Code Jam held a drone camp for middle and high school NEISD students. The 17 lucky students that attended this camp received hands on experience with CoDrone, the world’s first fully student programmable drone. In fact, we are one of the first in the country to host a […]

Camperships! Camp scholarships for low income students

By |May 24th, 2016|

We are very excited to announce camp scholarships for low income students and girls for Youth Code Jam camps, courtesy of Rackspace and Conceptual Mindworks. Both great companies; both vested in programming education for kids; both fabulous partners in our mission.

If you are interested, just sign up for a camp…follow the instructions for applying for […]

Youth Code Jam is an SA2020 partner!

By |March 31st, 2016|

Youth Code Jam is delighted to be joining the ranks as an SA2020 partner and even more excited that our May 14 jam for teens with high functioning autism and Asperger’s has been certified awesome by the San Antonio initiative.

 

 

Calling all Makers

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Got an itch to make something cool? Head out this weekend to the San Antonio Maker Faire at the downtown public library. It’s San Antonio’s largest Do It Yourself festival! Youth Code Jam will be there teaching Scratch and all kinds of cool unplugged activities. Stop by and find out more about our programs and […]

Did somebody say FREE programming camp?

By |February 24th, 2016|

St. Mary’s University has a summer camp for middle school and high school students who are interested in engineering. The Pre-Engineering Robotics and Java Programming Summer Program is a special two-week summer program designed to give middle school and high school students with an interest in science and engineering an opportunity to explore engineering […]

It’s getting Code in here…

By |December 4th, 2015|

Hey, ya’ll  – it’s that time of year again. Time for Computer Science Week starting December 7. That means, it’s time for the Hour of Code. And here’s what you want to do: try learning code for just one hour. Really – it’s just not that hard no matter how old or young you are. The […]