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How does {Code Next} work?

Code Next students come into our physical labs after school and on the weekends to learn about computer science and problem solving. They become creative, computational thinkers.

Students develop into confident, purposeful makers as they engage in both solo and team projects. They produce websites, programs, and other demonstrations of their learning and interests.

Through community relationships, mentor-mentee relationships with real Googlers, and leadership courses, Code Next students mature into effective and ethical leaders.

Code Next is a free, computer science education program that meets Black and Latinx high school students in their own communities and provides the skills and inspiration they need for long and rewarding careers in computer science-related fields.

So much! Participants engage in curriculum, learn from coaches, and drive their own projects–such as designing and programming a robot and 3D printing an Android chess set. After months of learning, students become creators of technology that they can share with their community. They also gain access to Google mentors, tech experts, and the latest in technologies, from laptops to virtual and augmented reality.

Currently, Code Next is completely in-person. At the moment, we have three labs, located in 1) Oakland, California, 2) Manhattan, New York, and 3) Harlem, New York. The Oakland and Manhattan labs are run and managed by Google. The Harlem lab is based at the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, run and managed in partnership with the New York Urban League and Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (ELiTE).

In the future, we plan on releasing the Code Next curriculum online. Sign up here to get updates on that curriculum.

Community Workshops

Making and design workshops for 8th graders. These introduce students to computational thinking and dispel misconceptions about CS.

Foundations

Our flagship, project-based CS exposure program for incoming 9th graders. This program includes two modules–CS and academic enrichment.

Team Edge

A rigorous high school program for 9th and 10th graders that includes CS, academic enrichment, leadership development, and navigating the college application/college-going experience for students and their families. Each Team Edge student receives a Google mentor in their 10th grade year.

Launch

Launch is a program for 11th and 12th graders that builds on the foundations established in Team Edge. Launch combines immersive experiences with emphasis on entrepreneurship, product development, and preparation for a post-secondary pathway in tech.

Clubs

These once-a-week meet-ups for 9th through 12th graders are perfect for students either in Team Edge or simply interested in STEM-related subjects. Clubs cover topics from tinkering to automation to virtual reality.

OUR TEAM

The Code Next staff brings together coaches experienced in education, computer science, and engineering. Coaches represent our students' backgrounds and work to create a culture of inclusion, where everyone feels respected and connected to one another.

OUR PARTNERS

This work isn’t possible without our partners, who do incredible work in our students’ communities. Below represents a small sampling of the nonprofits, research organizations, and schools that we work with.

Logo for New York Urban League. Logo for The Unity Council. Logo for the MIT Media Lab. Logo for the Boys and Girls Club. Logo for a ELiTE Education. Logo for Education Development Center. Logo for Langston League.

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