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



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!



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



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: Girl and nonbinary students in grades 6 to 8 with little to no programming experience

When: Saturdays from 11 AM to 3 PM (lunch is provided)

What: During the first four sessions, students will learn basic programming concepts by completing Scratch codelabs. During the last four sessions, students will work in pairs to create their very own Scratch final projects and present them at the project showcase.

Where: MIT Campus

Fall 2019 Dates

Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, and Nov 23

Sample Schedule

Time Activity Description
11:00-11:30 Icebreakers
11:30-11:45 Review Questions
11:45-12:30 Internet Simulation
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Scratch Project 1
2:00-2:45 Scratch Project 2
2:45-3:00 Discussion and Wrap-Up

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