Apple and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have partnered to launch a new coding program for young learners in the United States in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. The new initiative offers coding with Swift to thousands of students using iPad and Apple’s free Everyone Can Code curriculum in more cities in the country. This opportunity will enable kids and teens at local Boys & Girls Clubs to create and collaborate on the basics of app design and development, enhance critical thinking and creative problem-solving.
In 2020, the Cupertino tech giant launched the educational program to uplift after school development program in Atlantic City in New Jersey, the United States in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club. Designed to focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) for the development of important cognitive skills, Apple provided iPad and Mac computers for training young minds between 13-18 age. Now, the tech company has expanded the program to more regions. Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Lisa Jackson said:
“At Apple, we believe education is a force for equity, and that all learners should have the opportunity to explore and develop coding skills for their future. Together with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we’ve already introduced thousands of students to innovative technology experiences, and we are thrilled to expand our partnership to bring coding with Swift to even more communities across the country.”
Apple expands Boys & Girls Clubs coding program to 10 new regions in the United States
- metro D.C.
- Miami-Dade County
- Wake County
- North Carolina
- Silicon Valley
- The goal is to expand coding opportunities to clubs nationwide
“Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to helping youth reach their full potential, which includes equipping young people with critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will serve them for years to come,” “We are thrilled to partner with Apple to enhance Club programming with innovative and educational coding activities that will build kids’ and teens’ engagement and opportunity in technology.”