The mission of Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, Inc. (RHoKJr) is to empower students to use technology to positively impact the challenges facing local nonprofits in their communities. We do this by hosting one-day hackathons around the state where students (4th-8th grade) are paired with computer science mentors and nonprofit representatives to develop prototype smartphone apps for local charities.
Using an MIT developed coding tool (http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/), students will learn the basics of app design, as well as the ideation and brainstorming process required to build a successful prototype mobile application. This program requires NO prior coding knowledge and is intended as a code-to-learn tool!. All students regardless of their computing background are welcome. At RHoKJr events students participate in eight hours of highly engaged collaboration
The local Microsoft store in West Hartford, CT offers free courses for students with topics ranging from Minecraft to robotics. The classes are for children ages 8 and up
About Career In Stem
How do you know what you want to do when you grow up if you have never DONE it? Truth is, you won’t. That is why Career In STEM® is here – to provide opportunities for middle and high school students to learn and DO what real STEM professionals do. Now. Without making extra work for teachers
About Launch Island
We empower kids and reinforce their natural entrepreneurial spirit.
Access to entrepreneurship should not be limited. But, parent’s time and tech knowledge can be a barrier. We provide parents a super simple way to introduce their kids to digital entrepreneurship.