Coding for All: ThinkYoung and Boeing Inspire Inclusion in Youth Coding Program

July 13, 2023 in Community

The 19th edition of the ThinkYoung Coding School successfully concluded last week in the project’s home city of Brussels. It introduced 60 inspired young people to the magic of coding and automation thanks to a transformative program of digital story-telling.

"I’m a great believer that from acorns grow oak trees. I would like to think that from a Coding School such as this, a spark will be lit that will change our world for the better. I am immensely proud of the initiative and curiosity of the young participants and hope this adventure sparks a lifelong passion for STEM. At Boeing, we are determined to continue inspiring young thinkers, makers and doers to pursue a future of innovation and positive impact," said Liam Benham, Boeing’s President EU, NATO and Government Affairs Europe.

Since its inception in 2016, the Coding School has been empowering young learners to develop essential coding skills and nurturing their potential as future innovators in the field of technology. This year's program saw participants engaging in hands-on classes covering a wide range of coding topics, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, robotics, and game development.

Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, these bright students honed their technical prowess and unleashed their creative potential. A truly popular initiative, the school welcomed students coming especially for this class from beyond Belgium, as well as former graduates interested in attending its newly introduced advanced-level group.

“We are proud to see participants from previous years coming back to our Coding School. It motivates us to keep providing an engaging and valuable learning experience for all students as digital technologies are a fundamental part of their future. We are extremely thankful for Boeing's support in equipping the next generation with the essential skills needed for the future job market.” said Andrea Gerosa, Founder of ThinkYoung.

The grand finale of the Coding School was an inspiring showcase, where students presented their remarkable projects, highlighting their newfound knowledge and skills. The young coders demonstrated their innovative web experiences, robotics experiments and games. A panel of judges from Boeing and ThinkYoung faced the challenging task of selecting the most outstanding projects, which were honored with special awards in recognition of the participants' exceptional achievements

Committed to STEM

Boeing is committed to helping students of all backgrounds achieve their full potential. We do this through innovative partnerships like the one with ThinkYoung that advance equity, promote academic success and build inspiring career pathways. We look forward to welcoming the class of 2024 and thank the dedicated instructors, mentors, and volunteers who contributed to the success of this year's Coding School. Over the past seven years, ThinkYoung and Boeing have trained over 1,400 students in coding, 60% of whom were girls.

About Boeing

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Boyan Novakov (EU communications)