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Age 14-18
Program type In School
Specific needs

At risk, low income

Contact us Info@Scripted.Org
Deadline Rolling

Mission

We equip students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology.

Activities

ScriptEd equips students with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology.

ScriptEd offers courses twice a week throughout the school year in our partner schools. Our courses are taught by software developers on a volunteer basis, ensuring that students not only have exposure to the most up-to-date knowledge available, but also role models and potential mentors in the field. Depending on schools schedules and needs, the class can be held either during the school day or after school.

In addition to coursework, ScriptEd students are exposed to the tech industry through field trips to start-ups and technology companies, engaging with guest speakers in-class and job shadowing opportunities. Each semester culminates in a Hackathon, where students create projects in teams and compete for prizes. They present these projects to their classmates and families, partner firms and community members.

Foundations Course: This project-based course in web development introduces students to the field of computer science and builds foundational skills. Students build a series of web-based Javascript programs in this course. Additionally, we begin to teach students to use version control systems, how to work in teams, and how to debug programs.

Advanced Course: In our second year course, students take a deeper dive into web programming and learn advanced Javascript concepts. We start the course with a review, and then students delve more deeply into JavaScript, using APIs, creating mobile applications, and other projects.

Internships: ScriptEd’s most qualified students can apply for its six-week summer Internship Program. ScriptEd partners with companies around New York City to match students to internship positions. Students are eligible to enroll in the Internship Program after they complete ScriptEd’s Foundations Course with a high rating.

Eligibility

Scripted Partners With Schools Where At Least 75% Of The Student Body Qualifies For Free Or Reduced Price Lunch. Participants Must Attend The School In Which The Program Is Run.

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