Excelsior Academy will host its annual Hour of Code this Monday, December 4th…come out and join us! If your child is interested in learning about the art of coding, come step into the world of computer science. Children can learn basic block coding and participate in a tutorial on robotics with a real Dash Robot. Youth will leave excited and with an understanding that coding is part of our everyday lives.
Hour of Code is staffed by Excelsior students, who lean on their college-level coding experiences to share their knowledge. When students volunteer at this event, they have fun teaching and spending time with kids and friends. Suriana, a senior at Excelsior Academy, who has participated in several such events stated that “Hour of Code is an amazing time where our community comes together and introduces kids of any age to the world of coding. Students get to experience how their favorite games are made while being challenged at the same time.” These students enjoy coding and want to share their knowledge with others.
The Hour of Code allows children who may not have any experience or knowledge with coding to learn the basics, while allowing people volunteering to become involved with the community and connect with the children of Newburgh. It gives children a chance to possibly discover a future career path and may one day allow them to succeed further in life.
by Kyle Villano, Gabby Cordoba, Rosemary Rodriguez, and Brandon Pacheco