Our Purpose

MIT CodeIt empowers middle school girl and nonbinary students and builds their self-confidence as problem solvers.
Our team of dedicated MIT students serves as mentors and role models for our students
as we introduce them to computer science.

Our Values

challenge

Challenge

We learn and grow by pushing our limits as problem solvers. We might not know all the answers right now, but we have the resources to figure them out!

curiosity

Curiosity

Those who never stop asking questions never stop learning. We value the art of exploring and seeking answers to our own questions.

collaboration

Collaboration

Our most valuable resource is each other. By working together and answering each other's questions, we can build bigger and better things.

Program Details

Who: Female and nonbinary students in grades 6 to 8 with little to no programming experience.

When: Wednesdays (7-8 PM ET) & Sundays (3:00-4:30PM ET) from March 9 to April 27 (except March 20 and March 23 for spring break)

What: Our online program runs over 7 weeks (6 weeks of content and 1 week off for spring break), with 2 sessions hosted per week and a final project showcase at the conclusion of the program. During the first four weeks, students will learn basic programming concepts by completing Scratch codelabs. During the last two weeks, students will create their very own Scratch final projects and present them at the project showcase.

Where: Due to COVID-19, CodeIt will be hosting a virtual program over Zoom.

Sample Schedule

Time Activity Description
Wednesday, 7:00-7:15 Classroom Instruction
Wednesday, 7:15-7:30 Social Activity2 Work
Wednesday, 7:30-8:00 CodeLab
Sunday, 3:00-3:20 Concept Review
Sunday, 3:20-4:30 MiniLab1 Work
1 CodeLabs are games that reinforce the concepts taught during classroom instruction.
2 MiniLabs are partially completed CodeLabs that give students a basic introduction to concept applications.

Join the CodeIt Family!

Applications for Fall of 2021 have officially opened.

Questions?

Don't see your question? Send us an email at codeit-exec@mit.edu.