Codecraft Lab is the first technology-themed lab for students ages eight to 18 in Brevard County. The lab offers young students a comfortable space to learn, collaborate, and explore new ways to thrive in today’s digital world. Codecraft Lab is structured so that kids can begin at any time throughout the school year. The program is hands-on and self-paced, accompanied by workshops, talks, and social events. It’s the perfect “command central” for future technical superstars!
Superstars are needed too, now and in the future. Here are some interesting facts according to Code.org:
- By the year 2020, there will be 1,000,000 more computer programming jobs than students.
- Computer science will be the highest paid college degree.
- Jobs are currently growing at two times the national average.
Our kids have the power, even at their young ages, to grasp and learn computer programming. The Codecraft Lab environment will help them become creators rather than just consumers. Participation will teach computational thinking, code, and other critical 21st century skills like problem solving, communication, collaboration, presentation, creativity and innovation. Like sponges, our kids are at an ideal age to soak up computer programming concepts and benefit from this early learning for their entire lives. Whether they pursue a degree in the computer field or not, our goal is to offer the opportunities for all kids to be better prepared for a future that is already here; where programming is essential to how the world functions.
To deliver curriculum and opportunity for all kids to learn computer science and computer programming concepts though hands-on STE(A)M powered projects, meaningful mentor relationships, and powerful play resulting in powerful learning.
Codecraft Lab was built on the foundation that all kids should have the opportunity to learn computer programming and understand the power of computing in a fun, supportive, and interactive environment that allows them to express their creativity, individuality, and problem-solving skills.
Codecraft Lab is continually seeking funding to provide scholarships to those children without the financial means to participate, thereby allowing all children an equal opportunity. We work to impact and improve the lives and future opportunities of young people by providing high-quality programs that protect individuality, build character, foster social connection, and instill life-enhancing 21st century digital skills through computer science and programming education.
Codecraft Lab HQ is located at 1423 Highland Ave, Melbourne, Florida 32935. The downtown EGAD area in Brevard county is a wonderful creative environment providing balance and inspiration for our analytic, logical, and technical pursuits. It’s an environment similar to one the kids might find themselves in if they later work in the field of computer science. Our lively HQ community also allows the kids to hear talks from innovative entrepreneurs and industry experts who occasionally give short presentations to the group.
1423 Highland Ave
Melbourne, Fl 32935