To keep kids busy this year and prevent them from falling behind on their education, Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-Queens Village) has teamed up with Code Ninjas, a kids coding franchise that teaches them to build their own video games via computer programming.
“We are excited to make sure to expose the students to world-class programs,” said Vanel via email to the Queens Chronicle. “We must prepare the next generation for tomorrow’s economic reality. The students in District 29 have the opportunity to enroll in top programs and training.”
Kids do not have to have any experience with coding to be a part of the program and the training and support systems are specifically designed for non-technical people to thrive, according to Code Ninjas’ website. Experts in coding will be teaching the children.
For the program to receive enough funding so that it is free, at least 150 students from School District 29 must sign up to be a part of it, according to Vanel.
Code Ninjas has two locations in Queens. In Astoria it is located at 31-35 31 St. It has a second location in Floral Park at 246 Jericho Tpke.
Call Vanel’s office at (718) 479-2333 for more.
“My office will pay the full price for the camp,” said Vanel via Twitter.