These kids can be computer scientists.
They just don't know it yet.
Spark passion for computer science by volunteering in your communityplay_circle_filled
How does it work?
We provide five CS lesson kits that you can use. You're also welcome to come up with your own!
Use indoor and outdoor activities to introduce basic Computational Thinking concepts to Kindergarteners through 3rd graders. You’ll use pen and paper and a few other simple supplies — no computers necessary!
Introduce 4th-8th graders to Computational Thinking (CT) concepts with only pen, paper, and a few other simple supplies — no computers necessary! You’ll touch on all the CT elements as you cover algorithms, binary digits, ciphers, and mobile app design.
Introduce high schoolers to Computational Thinking (CT) concepts with only pen, paper, and a few other simple supplies -- no computers necessary! You’ll touch on all the CT elements as you cover algorithms, cybersecurity, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and a conceptual introduction to AI and machine learning.
CS First (g.co/csfirst) provides volunteers with all they need to run theme-based CS clubs for 4th-8th graders to create games and projects in the block-based programming platform Scratch. Volunteers pick from one of many themes and learners create a project within that theme. Each student needs a computer with internet access and a pair of headphones.
Bring igniteCS to your community
Know students who are passionate about Computer Science and eager to share that passion? Encourage them to form a team and sign up for igniteCS! The experience will foster a stronger sense of community on campus too, and allow students to practice valuable skills that can be helpful in future careers.
Interested in finding a local computer science mentor? Advocate for your school, library, or other community learning center to sign up as an igniteCS partner to be eligible for undergraduate CS student volunteer teams to engage with you!