We had a great turnout at this months Drinks & Bytes summer fundraising social, and want to thank you all for your support. We have some upcoming announcements around programming and partnerships, so stay plugged in. None of this is possible without your continued support, and we were ecstatic to share stories together.
Amazing night at the Enso Gallery in Downtown Brockton Dec. 9th! This was a chance for the community to see a showcase from kids involved in KodeConnect programs over the past year. The evening started with KodeConnect exhibits from 6 of there programs:
- Summer of Coding w/ KodeConnect
- Electronics and Programming
- HTML Basics at WB Mason
- Wonder League Competition
- KodeMakers Club
- Web Development Basics
Kids were able to share their experiences and even do live demos of their work. The night moved on to a presentation of KodeConnect and a sharing of experiences from parents and kids. There was also a video highlighting the year in review.
The night concluded with more networking and raffles that supported the program. Truly a win for the Brockton Community and bringing innovation to our kids.
Please join us on Saturday, December 9th from 5pm - 10pm at the Brockton Enso Gallery (50 Center Street) for a celebration and showcase!
Please support taking our children into the world of Technology and preparing them for the future.
5pm - 7:30pm: Exhibit of KodeConnect Programs and Bites
7:30 - Until: Honors, Presentations and more!!!
Our junior engineers will be showcasing our programs, so in the spirit of the holidays please wear your ugly sweater.
Please reach out to email@example.com or 888-770-CODING (888-770-2634) to learn about partnership and sponsor opportunities!
This was our first summer coding camp through MIT’s Zero Robotics program. This past 5 plus weeks has been an amazing ride and a reflection on what I imagined a summer camp would be. Our middle schoolers being challenged, our instructors being challenged, but in the end coming away with something we are proud of.
What an amazing evening for KodeConnect’s 2nd annual Drinks & Bytes event last Thursday at District Hall! This event was to celebrate that success, but also allow for many of our partners in the Boston area hear stories from parents whose children are in the program. We had networking, games, raffles, drinks, bytes (the kind you consume), and a whole lot of fun.
Approximately 70 participants attended, including software engineers, volunteers, executives, instructors, staff, and people who want to help with our mission. Money raised that evening will help towards our 2017-2018 programming and give kids the tools to explore the world of coding and other areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
In addition to all the stories being shared, we also announced our first summer camp students placed 1st place in Massachusetts MIT’s ZeroRobotics program and will be competing in the finals against 11 other states next week!
Big thank you to our corporate event sponsors District Hall, Cengage, Mission Possible of LogMeIn, and Cross Culture Ventures!
For those who missed it, you can still contribute at www.kodeconnect.org/donate
July 27th 6pm - 8pm @ District Hall
Eat, Drink and Be Charitable
KodeConnect’s mission is to expose and engage underserved youth in dynamic STEM learning experiences, inspiring the next generation of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators.
Throwback Thursday will never be the same! No Cost to attend, but RSVP, Come for a fun, and great evening where we will:
- Learn about KodeConnect and why we need your help.
- Meet the KodeConnect Team.
- Hear all that we have accomplished this year and what we have planned for the near future!
- Socialize and meet some great folks who are interested in helping.
- Win some of our amazing raffle off items and prizes (Sporting events, Spa Day, gift cards, and much more!!)
Congrats to team Pretty Smart Girls (PSG) of KodeConnect’s for reaching the finals of the Worldwide Robotics Competition! Not only did the team make the final cut of 30 teams worldwide, (over 5000 teams submitted) but they also placed 1st in Massachusetts for the 9-12 year old bracket!!! The team of 4 girls of Brockton will come together to compete one last time on the final mission for a chance to claim #1 worldwide and win $5000. The deadline to submit is February 24, 2017! To learn more about the competition and results, read about the finalists here! https://blog.makewonder.com/announcing-the-finalists-of-the-2016-2017-wonder-league-robotics-competition-2657e8e9453b#.kbuo9t24y
WB Mason and KodeConnect, Inc. are teaming up to provide kids in Brockton, MA a pivotal opportunity. WB Mason is the largest privately held office products retailer in the U.S. and has its corporate office in the heart of Brockton. KodeConnect, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that gives Brockton youth an opportunity to learn about coding and computer programming at an affordable cost.
KodeConnect, Inc and WB Mason are excited about this endeavor as it a great way to give back to a community they call home. This is a huge step in giving kids in the Brockton community easy and affordable access to computer programming and generate interest in technology fields. Registration and further details on the class can be found at the class page.
KodeConnect supports great achievements in STEM and believes our children should learn about these achievements. That's why we are proud to have worked with Showcase Cinemas Randolph to have a private screening of Hidden Figures Saturday January 14th at 10am. We encourage parents, guardians to signup and bring your kids to see this amazing movie! This is one of the biggest achievements in NASA’s history. Additionally it was an important breakthrough for women and African Americans in Science and Engineering.
This event is free and open to the first 40 people who signup here.
KodeConnect’s executive board had an amazing time at the 29th Annual Ebony Winter Gala. This energetic networking soiree is sponsored by NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers). The night was filled with great music and incredible people. KodeConnect made many connections which will give our kids so much more opportunities in the near future.