What is CoderDojo Indiana?
CoderDojo Indiana (CDI) is a regional partnership formed by the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, the CoderDojo Foundation, and local CoderDojos to support the scalability of CoderDojo coding clubs throughout the state. Initial funding for this program was provided through a partnership with Eleven Fifty Academy. CDI focuses both on helping to grow new CoderDojo sites as well as strengthening existing Dojos.
CoderDojo Indiana provides:
- Region-specific support to Indiana CoderDojo sites
- Streamlined verification for listings on the CoderDojo.com website
- Assistance with volunteer and student recruitment (click here to volunteer!)
- Access to the CoderDojo Indiana Fund to support:
- Purchase of technology to allow low-income students to attend Dojos
- Ability to receive charitable donations to support Dojos
- Advisory Board of Directors consisting of community and business leaders and Dojo Champions to shape the growth of the movement in Indiana
In short, without infringing on the autonomy of any Dojo in Indiana, CDI provides comprehensive support and a network of like-minded peers to promote the success of each club.
WHAT IS CODERDOJO?
CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based coding clubs for students ages 7 to 17. At a Dojo, kids learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. The CoderDojo movement focuses on community, peer learning, youth mentoring, and self-led learning.