codeTeen

Overview

Help teens aged 13 to 17 learn coding skills as they work through tutorials (as beginners) or their own projects (intermediate/advanced) in this drop-in program. Volunteers coach and support participants individually or in teams, as they develop coding skills to create web pages, apps, and games in an open, free learning environment.

Peer-to peer coaching is encouraged as participants gain confidence and experience in working on their projects. Volunteers help participants gain a deeper understanding of what drives computer technology and become more informed information users.

Program Goals

  • Help teens build digital literacy skills and confidence using technology
  • Help teens develop computer programming skills
  • Build peer-to-peer mentoring skills
  • Support social and emotional learning (SEL) and positive youth development

Length

Fall / Winter / Spring / Summer

1.5- to two-hour program
Once a week
Dates and times vary depending on location

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Expertise in coding logic, programming languages, or related areas like app development or web design
  • Ability to work positively in a youth-centered program
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Flexibility and good problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to accommodate a diversity of backgrounds and skill levels

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Help participants to learn and practice coding and related skills
  • Commit to participate in the program for a minimum of one year
  • Attend an orientation and training session
  • Be part of a team that creates a positive, fun, and enriching environment for participants
  • Be a positive role model for participants

Training

A one-hour training and orientation session

Benefits

  • Gain leadership and coaching skills
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun and contribute to your community

Help Needed

Crowfoot Library
Fish Creek Library
New Central Library
Nose Hill Library
Shawnessy Library

Apply Now

Contact

Katie Radke
katie.radke@calgarylibrary.ca
403.221.2036

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