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Blast Off! Launch Expands Summer Camps Throughout Austin with Scholarships Available!

We’ve been hard at working developing new and exciting camps and curriculum since our inaugural coding games for kids summer programs in 2018! For summer 2019, we’re thrilled to offer new project-based camps at four locations throughout Austin, including:

In our quest to make computer science education for kids more accessible than ever before, we are excited to announce that our coding and technology camps are available not only at Launch’s main location in Westlake, but at partner institutions throughout Austin! New locations include Upward Bound Montessori School (Round Rock area), Concordia High School (Pflugerville area), and Headwaters School (Downtown).

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We understand getting there is only half the battle, as not all families may have the funds to invest in an educational camp for their children. This is why Launch is offering two merit-based scholarships to celebrate and encourage diversity in STEM fields! The Girls in Tech Scholarship is available for girls ages 7-14, while the Future Leaders Scholarship is open to members of underrepresented minority groups ages 7-14.

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This is what Zoha Omar, recipient of The Girls in Tech Scholarship, had to say about her award and time at Launch.

“I was both happy and excited at winning the Girls in Tech scholarship from Launch Code. It gave me a chance to learn how much fun coding can be. I love going to my classes each week.” Omar

Applications are open now, and winners are announced quarterly. Get the details and apply at launchafterschool.com/scholarship/.

Launch Code After School is an Austin-based STEM education startup founded by a team passionate about providing a coding education to today’s kids so that they’re ready to be tomorrow’s leaders. Classes are available weekdays and Saturdays for ages 7-14 to learn and build in a collaborative, self-paced environment with more intensive project-based camps available over winter and summer break.

It just takes two minutes to fill out our Request More Information form. Upon completion, we will send you our Coding School Franchise Kit, and an Executive Director of Franchise Development will contact you to set up an introductory call.

MIT App Inventor: Objectives, Design, and Development

We are excited to introduce MIT App Inventor to the curriculum at Launch Code After School! With this new curriculum your child will learn how to build and develop fully functional Android apps that can be published on the app store. Having such skill can help your child build a foundation for confidence in today’s technologically advanced world! Your child will learn programming skills as well as the fundamentals of data and security that lay the foundation for acquiring advanced, full stack developer skills.

From design to testing, our students will learn the basics of mobile app building and then some! Just to list a few, your kids will learn how to…

  • Create their own functioning app with interactive features to use on an Android phone.
  • Create interactive games, and learn about databases and data security
  • Make a pet-sitter app, with several interactive screens and elements that keep score and track your progress.
  • Create an app that can read and write data to a real database!

It just takes two minutes to fill out our Request More Information form. Upon completion, we will send you our Kids Coding Franchise Kit, and an Executive Director of Franchise Development will contact you to set up an introductory call.

Aside from development, the new curriculum teaches students to be aware of the role that data plays in their lives, and how to keep important data and information safe. They will learn about databases and security, while gaining experience using data management skills that real app developers use! With emphasis in cyber safety and security, we discuss how to prevent hacking attacks by explaining the reasons for protections such as password requirements, two-factor authentication and encryption. By the end of the program, our students will not only be able to create their own app, but will also be able to protect their creations and themselves.

MIT App Inventor lessons are available now for current weekly students, with a 2019 Summer Coding Camp focusing on the coding for kids subject available for booking today!