Girls Who Code @ CR
Web design, computer science, mobile development and robotics are some of the skills Cristo Rey students learned this summer at Google, Accenture, and Groupon through Girls Who Code. The program trains girls from under-served communities with skills to become future technologists. Engineers, executives and entrepreneurs taught and mentored program participants.
One of Cristo Rey’s rising juniors who coded at Groupon worked with Scratch, Robotics with Python, and Java Script. “My favorite part so far has been working with the Scribblers. It is a type of robot that is very hard to work with. With this program I have opened my mind to things that I have never considered, and I have also learned many things about myself that I probably would not have learned without this program,” said Corina S., Class of 2017.
Read more on Groupon’s Engineering blog.
Youth-Led Tech @ CTK
Several students at Christ the King boosted their tech skills this summer through Youth-Led Tech. This 6-week program sponsored by Smart Chicago, a civic organization devoted to improving lives in Chicago through technology, took students through a course in web-based tools to learn strategy, project management, and design as well as app development and game design.
"My favorite thing to do in the Youth-Led Tech program was to make websites. I have also learned how to code, and make business cards. It's cool to see how many useful things you can learn in a short period of time," said LaShae M., Class of 2017.