Computer Science For Kids/Teens

We are trying to provide kids and teens with the opportunity to discover Coding, Computer Science and Developing Games.

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  • Education
  • Technology

Are you employed by T-Mobile or related to an employee of T-Mobile?

  • No

Eligibility: Date of Birth

03/16/05, 07/08/05

Help us stay in touch!

nickr111605@gmail.com; 564 Russell ST. 06513.

Date You Started Your Project Started

09/20/2019

Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Idea (hoping to get started in the future)

1. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

There aren’t enough technology opportunities in the area that are low cost, affordable, and efficient for kids in the area. Making it affordable gives more kids a chance to see the program.

2. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

I plan to solve this idea by increasing the amount of technology programs in the area and creating more opportunities to other kids that might not be as fortunate but have an interest in technology. The way the world is going now technology is becoming more and more relevant and it’s important for kids to get a good sense of what's to come. If the programs are more and more expensive kids won't be able to experience this area of expertise. We would hold this program every Tuesday and Thursday for a year.

3. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project?

The reason we thought of this idea is because we have the dreams of coding, developing games, computer science etc. How are kids supposed to know if they like this kind of job if they can’t experience it. Creating an affordable option for the kids in the area and will let them have a good understanding of this area of work that they are interested in.

4. Selfie Elevator Pitch: Include 1-minute video that answers the following “I am stepping up to make change because...”

Hi I'm Langston Bailey and I'm accompanied by Nicolas Ramdass and I'm participating in the T-Mobile change makers challenge. I want to make a change in the community because there aren't many technology extracurricular activities for kids at low affordable prices. I wanna change that by instituting new technology opportunities for kids.

5. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.

If a person gets involved in the program this exposure can let them further pursue this career path and try to study it more. And with our lowered and affordable prices you can join for a long time and have a nice and enjoyable experience. It’d cost kids $1100 for 12 months and you pay up front so you don’t have to worry about missing payment deadlines each month. We will use the money to provide kids with more technology and trips. We ask the school that we attend to if it is ok to use of there computer labs and we’ll start from there.

6. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

This program will reach out to age 11 to 18 year olds. We will try to keep the price a month affordable to each class. They’ll be different difficulty courses ranging from Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance.

7. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

A program with groups of kids learning code and learning about computer science. That’s one of the project will be called a success.

8. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

We will start our program in the school. It won’t be an only school as it’ll reach out to the community. After that if we get more money we can enhance our equipment and staff to better your experience and get info from real world people who have studied this field for a while.

9. Which of the following types of expertise would be most useful for you?

  • Program Design

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 1 [optional] Which of the following categories do you identify with?

  • Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (for example: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuba, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian) (7)
  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian, etc) (8)
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (for example: Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro, Tongan, Fijian, Marshallese) (12)

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 2 [optional] Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities?

  • Other

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • Recommended by others
  • T-Mobile page or contact
  • Other

Referral: If you discovered the Challenge thanks to an organization or person other than Ashoka or T-Mobile, who was it?

I found out about the Challenge thanks to my Technology Topics teacher at ESUMS. She is an awesome teacher and wanted us to participate at this challenge. You can find out about her here; https://www.esumsnh.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=590859&type=u

Evaluation results

3 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 0%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 66.7%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. - 0%

2. Changemaker Quality

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 66.7%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Creativity

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 33.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 33.3%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

No Answer - 0%

4. Commitment

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 50%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 100%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

No Answer - 0%

5. Connection

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 66.7%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

No Answer or No Connection - 0%

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