We will be teaching kids around South Dakota how to build video games with the help of AT&T
Code Bootcamp, Sioux Falls Diversity Council, and AT&T team up to teach STEM education on South Dakota’s Indian reservations through building video games, and we are so excited.
The Sioux Falls Diversity Council has received an $11,000 contribution from AT&T that will target STEM education for Native American grade school students in South Dakota. The grant will support our Code Bootcamp of Sioux Falls program to teach programming skills to students on various South Dakota’s Indian reservations.
The program, led by William Bushee of Code Bootcamp of SD and Stephanie Bolman-Altamirano of Cross Cultural Solutions, emphasizes that learning to code is the language of the future, and as we move further along into the digital age we will find that most jobs will require some knowledge of computer programming experience. Learning to code, like learning another language, requires persistence and practice. Teaching kids to code builds critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and teaches children that digital communication via coding produces measurable results, and gives children a feeling of accomplishment thereby building confidence and self-esteem.
There are two ways YOU can help us out on our mission to educate 100 kids this summer:
- You can sign up your kids to attend one of our Gaming Bootcamps in Sioux Falls this summer.
- Your business could be a sponsor for our Native American project this summer by helping us buy 15 laptops to use.
Additional Gaming Bootcamps are also being run in Sioux Falls this summer, details for those classes can be found at http://sdgamingbootcamp.com/.