Code the Town — A Mission EDC Initiative

Code the Town – A Mission EDC Initiative
Code the Town is an initiative created by Mission EDC and Sylvan Learning RGV to raise awareness about the importance of computer science education in the Mission, TX area.

“In the future there’s gonna be a high demand for software programmer, people who work with the cyber security and the earlier we start these students here in the Valley the better it’s gonna be for them [students]. “-Eduardo Espinoza 3rd Grade Teacher

Stats

  • 93% of the students had not participated in STEM or Coding programs prior to Code the Town.
  • Since August 2014, Code the Town has instructed nearly 1,000 students with the purpose of teaching computer programming and inspiring technology based enterprises.
  • 5,000+ Apps have been developed since the launch of this initiative.
  • According to the U.S Department of Commerce women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S economy, yet they hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs.
  • 43% of the students that participated in Code the Town were girls.
  • To date, over 150,000 lines of code have been written by Code the Town students.
  • 98% of Code the Town graduates had a better understanding of coding, and expressed interest in learning more about the Computer Science fields.

“To be able to create something because that helps them use their critical thinking skills and to problem solve something. And that just makes them excited and they think that coding is just fun. ” -Nereida Trevino Technology Teacher

For more information visit www.codethetown.com

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