From John Breedis:
Wellesley Digital Bridges is a group of students with the goal of both teaching kids basic programming and raising money to purchase Chromebooks and other supplies for schools in the Boston area that need help with computer purchases.
Over the years, Wellesley Digital Bridges has raised over $3,000 and donated every cent to purchasing Chromebooks, headphones and other equipment to schools in the Boston area.
This summer and fall, we at Wellesley Digital Bridges will provide programming courses in Java and Python for middle and high school students. Each course will be structured to teach basic programming. No previous experience is required.
Each course session provides six hours of class time over four days. Sessions are limited in size so that we can help each student learn at their own pace. We ask that students who participate make a donation of $50 for each four day session.
We at Wellesley Digital Bridges believe that technology has made a big difference in our lives. It keeps us better connected with one another and entertains us to no end. It is also a powerful tool in the field of education. Whether it be Khan Academy, online classes, or educational videos, access to technology can be a big help to students. This is the reason why we plan to continue our mission at Wellesley Digital Bridges.
If you have a student who wants to begin their journey on learning programming, request a spot in class by emailing Wellesley Digital Bridges at [email protected]. Some of the upcoming sessions are as follows: August 26-29 (4:00 to 5:30PM), or Fridays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 (5:00 to 6:30PM).