SNL’s Amy Poehler and her Smart Girls organization have teamed up with Lenovo to use gaming as a vehicle to help teach kids (boys and girls) to learn to program for free.
Explains Nick Winter, Co-Founder/CEO of Code Combat:
“Kids who become part of the Code & Play online community at LenovoGameState.com cover most of the programming concepts from the first two computer science courses for CS majors from many universities. They may be middle or high school students, but with game-based learning, they’re motivated to obtain even higher levels of knowledge.”
They won’t just learn programming skills, but they can win prizes too. Each level they complete counts as an entry in a contest to win $5,000 in prizes, including a $2,500 scholarship to a coding school or camp, and Lenovo products.
If your children would like to try this free, learn-to-code-while-you-play resource, sign-up at LenovoGameState.com between now and March 31 which is the deadline to enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize Drawing.