Code/Interactive Partners with Success Academy to Integrate Music in Computer Science Education & Cultivate Entrepreneurship Skills to Low-Income StudentsJune 20, 2016
C/I’s summer of code with Success Academy will inspire middle school and high school students from low-income backgrounds to become artists and engineers through coding their own musical beats. In this unique learning approach, students will use Georgia Tech software, EarSketch to gain computer science skills to create custom beats and access to top compelling music blocks by Young Guru, grammy-nominated, audio engineer for Jay Z.
In addition, MIT App Inventor, an innovative introduction to programming and app creation, will have students become entrepreneurs by creating their own mobile apps. MIT App Inventor by MIT’s Center for Mobile Learning will have students walk away with a completed app and business plan.
The summer program will also provide students amazing opportunities from the tech community’s support to contribute to their inspiration of becoming diverse tech leaders and entrepreneurs. The White House Reach Higher Career App Challenge will give students the unique experience of collaborating ideas with beta app inventors to help with the final prototypes. Another highlight, will be the students’ visit to Twitter’s Headquarters for an office tour experience, connecting them with their engineering team to share their current projects and the new tech skills they will learn.
For more information about this partnership and on student projects, contact Code/Interactive’s Program Director, Tom O’Connell at [email protected].
Code/Interactive. C/I is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to inspire the next generation of diverse technology leaders from low-income communities. C/I equips students—male and female, from diverse ethnic backgrounds—with the necessary technical and social skills to pursue high-paying jobs in the 21st-century economy. Founded in 2001, our three scaffolded programs provide students from low-income communities with computer science education, entrepreneurial mentorship and career-readiness training.
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