Washington, DC – June 22, 2021 – Making a significant commitment of $100 million to help eradicate systemic injustice across several industries, Comcast RISE named Code Super Powers as a 2021 RISE Award honoree. This award will make Code Super Powers the First Diverse-Owned Youth-Focused STEAM Platform to partner with the program. Additionally, Code Super Powers is the first coding platform to team up with Horton’s Kids and other community development organizations to provide accessible technology camps nationwide.
Providing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Arts) programs to young people ages 6 – 16; Code Super Powers is excited to work with Comcast, seeking to open the flood gates to technology opportunities.
Taught via instructor-led courses and direct mentorship from coding tutors, Code Super Powers takes a holistic approach to education by addressing the trifecta of career development through technology literacy, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.
Fundamental courses from Code Super Powers include:
- Technology Literacy – Learning to code through game-based lessons increases confidence, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.
- Financial Literacy – Students learn the fundamentals of saving, investing, debt, and credit leveraging. They receive practical tools, including mobile applications, to help them avoid financial pitfalls and illuminate the path to prosperity.
- Entrepreneurship – Research shows that 93% of successful entrepreneurs started their business journeys as children. Code Super Powers’ Business Startup Camps help young people discover how technology and startups are integrally connected.
“Code Super Powers is thrilled to work with Comcast and take vital steps toward closing the digital divide in the U.S. The problem wasn’t a lack of interest from black and brown communities, only a lack of access,” said Matt Evans, Founder of Code Super Powers. “Exposure is key. Our gamified coding curriculum ignites the imagination and inspires young Code Heroes to reach beyond the implied limitations imposed by systemic inequality.”
Providing hope, coupled with the most sought-after 21st-century skillset, is how Code Super Powers plans to uplift communities. Technology impacts daily life on every level, and early exposure to coding literacy prepares communities for high-demand, lucrative opportunities.
Throughout the 2021-22 school year, schools and districts will have the opportunity to partner with Code Super Powers providing their students with continuous STEAM opportunities that will boost college and career readiness.
Schools and community-driven organizations will have access to live online technology courses and receive performance reports to increase student’s mastery of coding and raise academic achievement.
Code Super Powers offers a discounted subscription plan that makes coding accessible to underserved communities through afterschool and weekend programs for year-round STEAM exposure.
To register for Code Super Powers’ camps or for more information, visit CodeSuperPowers.com.
For more information on Comcast RISE, visit ComcastRISE.com.
ABOUT CODE SUPER POWERS
To fulfill the country’s shortfall in STEM professionals, Code Super Powers empowers all young people to be creators of technology, not just consumers. It utilizes young learner’s natural passion for gaming and mobile apps to fuel a love for learning and high achievement. They gain critical thinking, confidence, and collaboration skills while being mentored by accomplished coding tutors. Don’t Just Play Games, Create Them!