Kansas City Women in Technology recently announced a new partnership between its signature student program, CoderDojo KC, and the KC STEM Alliance.
KC STEM Alliance features a collaborative network of educators, business partners and organizations that inspires interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers to generate a robust workforce of related professionals for the Kansas City community. Kansas City Women in Technology’s program CoderDojo KC provides local students with a free introduction to technology.
“We are thrilled to host the signature student program – CoderDojo – of our STEM partner, Kansas City Women in Technology,” said Martha McCabe, executive director of KC STEM Alliance. “Having an opportunity to engage monthly with mentors and learn how technology can be applied to problems will encourage students to continue exploring computer science. We also hope that the other students co-working in our space with FIRST robotics will have a chance to learn more about CoderDojo and vice versa.”
CoderDojo KC gives young people an opportunity for hands-on technology-centric learning. Volunteers and mentors teach youth to code, solve problems, create and collaborate with technology.
Given the growing prevalence of technology and technology-related jobs in Kansas City, CoderDojo hopes to strengthen the Kansas City community by boosting the number of tech-savvy members in its workforce.
Through the partnership, KC STEM Alliance will provide space in its headquarters at 4825 Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Mo., for all 2019 monthly CoderDojo KC sessions. Sessions take place on the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and are open to students age 17 and younger.