Code.org is a nonprofit that believes every student should have the chance to study computer science. Wishing to increase diversity in the field of computer science, Code.org wants to reach students of all backgrounds. Code.org wants to increase the number of women and minorities participating in computer science.
To get involved, students, teachers, and other willing individuals can simply go online to code.org and start learning, no strings attached. If individuals are looking to support Code.org’s mission, donations can be made to Code.org online or through the purchase of their merchandise. One can also advocate for computer science in his or her local schools or host an hour of code lesson for students in his or her area. This organization is an inspiration to many to learn, participate, and teach computer science. With this organization, more children and students from all backgrounds are being given the opportunity to learn computer science.
“Our children — including our girls —,need the opportunity to learn computer science.” “These skills have changed my future. Not to mention, it's just plain fun," says Luna, 7th grade. “Computer science can unlock,the best opportunities in the world," Satya, CEO of Microsoft. 2.5 million girls are enrolled to learn on Code Studio.
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The sweeping bipartisan education bill signed into law Thursday contained a nugget of good news for the tech industry: computer science has been recognized as important an academic subject as math and English.