Why should my child learn to code?

According to code.org, a nonprofit organization focused on expanding computer science to public schools and underserved communities, 58% of new jobs in STEM are in computing and only 10% of STEM graduates are in Computer Science. Computing jobs are the #1 source of new wages in the US with many positions left open each year despite the fact that computer science majors make, on average, about 40% more than other graduates.

Coding and computer science are important subjects for our modern age. Exposing them to this new language at a young age empowers them with an even greater capacity to learn and evolve throughout their education and career regardless of what path they take. Not only are programming and robotics fantastic careers for our students, they also learn soft skills like critical thinking, collaboration and tapping into their creative imaginations for solutions as they progress through our curriculum, camps, and other programs. Regardless of a child’s career path, learning how computers and the internet works, knowing the foundations of computer science and coding—experiencing an atmosphere of experimentation and innovative learning with computers and software will benefit them.