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 […]

Youth Code Jam joins CSforAll Consortium

By |June 5th, 2018|

Youth Code Jam is proud to be the newest member in The CSforAll Consortium, a national collaborative of education providers, schools, funders, and researchers working to support the mission of expanding access to CS education for all students and to support student pathways to college and career success.

The Consortium, launched in 2016, is designed […]

Youth Code Jam teaches coding at Bibliotech East

By |May 9th, 2018|

Bibliotech recently opened a new branch on the east side with a beautiful new Maker Space. Youth Code Jam is excited to be in that space weekly doing hands-on, fun coding activities with the kids. This new project, titled Lit*Bits™, focuses on taking literary themes and integrating them into coding projects.

April, for example, The Gruffalo […]

Steps to Better Thinking: Four strategies to help develop computational thinking skills

By |February 21st, 2018|

“Computational thinking is going to be a defining feature of the future,” starts the article in Wired Magazine. Powerful words about an old concept with newfound energy behind it. Doubtful? Check out how ubiquitous it has become: there’s computational biology, computational library science, computational mathematics, computational design. Throw out any subject, and you’re likely to […]

Youth Code Jam advances to the finals of San Antonio’s first Philanthropitch

By |February 12th, 2018|

Philanthropitch, the social impact fast-pitch event that helps innovative nonprofits scale sustainable models, today announced the 7 finalists destined to take the stage in the live, audience participation event. Presented by The Bank of San Antonio, finalists including Youth Code Jam, Hemisfair Conservancy, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, VETTED, Reasoning Mind, Restore Education, and […]

Youth Code Jam ATX

By |February 2nd, 2018|

Live in Austin or just need another Youth Code Jam fix? We’re excited Coding4TX is collaborating with us to run the first-ever Youth Code Jam ATX!

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
2 to 5 p.m.
Center for STEM Education at UT Austin
George I. Sanchez Bldg, 1912 Speedway
FREE

Join in for an action-packed afternoon of […]

Youth Code Jam wins first SVPSA pitch!

By |January 24th, 2018|

Youth Code Jam is honored to be selected as Social Venture Partners San Antonio’s first project and to have this unique philanthropic organization join us on this journey over the next three years. SVPSA members have committed their knowledge, talent, experience and financial support to innovating with us. I think we will look back at this […]

Youth Code Jam to provide Teacher Professional Development workshops

By |January 24th, 2018|

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. Youth Code Jam, a TEA-approved provider of teacher continuing education, is honored […]

Philanthropitch comes to San Antonio

By |January 24th, 2018|

An innovative new way to fund nonprofits is coming to San Antonio, and Youth Code Jam is honored to be among the semi-finalists. Think of a mashup of Shark Tank and crowd funding for nonprofits. And you can take part in the super fun final event!

Philanthropitch is a social impact, fast-pitch event connecting nonprofits with […]

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 […]