San Antonio’s Youth Code Jam gets kids excited
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Teaching upper elementary through high school students to code is the goal of a San Antonio program called Youth Code Jam.

The program helps get kids excited about computer science, builds their confidence in STEM skills and motivates them to aspire to tech-driven jobs of the future. While Youth Code Jam emphasizes reaching girls, ethnic minorities and gifted students, it also provides opportunities for teens with high-functioning autism and Asperger's.

The program has been recognized by President Obama's "Computer Science for All" initiative by setting a goal of reaching a thousand students in 2016.

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