MSP MENTORSHIPS

Rebecca Coderdojo

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CoderDojo is a global movement about providing free and open learning to youth, with an emphasis on computer programming. The Twin Cities chapter was founded to bring this movement to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, inspire other chapters, and partner with other organizations to better introduce kids to coding.

Rebecca CoderDojo is a safe and fun learning program for girls (ages 8-­16) to explore coding. This program is a Code Savvy initiative in memory of Rebecca Schatz, founder and former executive director of Code Savvy, for her lasting inspiration to encourage all of us, especially kids, to explore technology and be our own innovators. 

CoderDojos are led by groups of volunteers. This is where we need you! We are looking for enthusiastic mentors who are excited to help girls become technology creators. 

Our next scheduled events are November 19th and December 10th, both of which run from 1:30 to ­3:30pm at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).

Participants & ELIGIBILITY –

Mentors can be at any level of programming experience! We will be using Scratch, AppInventor, and Arduino.

 

Commitment –

Mentors can volunteer for the events they are available for, but are required to participate in the entirety of the events they do sign up for. Mentors are expected to arrive by 12:45pm on event days and stay until 3:45pm. If you are new, you may need a few hours of preparation time before the event.