Most kids love playing video games and using apps. This summer, members of the Marsh Road Boys & Girls Clubs will begin learning the skills to build their own, thanks to the “Code to Success” program which has recently expanded to Charlotte and Detroit with support from Ally .
Ally has awarded The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte a grant to implement “Code to Success” this summer for Club members. During the 6-week course, rising high school freshmen through seniors will learn the basic computer skills they need today for the tech careers of tomorrow. The camp begins on July 8 and will conclude on Aug. 16. (This camp is only available to current members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte, not the general public.)
“Our goal for summer day camp is to provide activities to combat ‘summer brain drain’ while having fun,” said Tommy Walls, director of operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte. “We are fortunate to partner with Ally to bring this additional STEM programming to our Marsh Road Club, and we know our members are going to have fun doing it.”
“Code to Success” is a program launched in Utah in 2016 by Success in Education, a foundation created by the GARFF Automotive Group. Ally, a longtime business associate of GARFF, has supported the Success in Education Foundation’s programs which have taught more than 1,200 students to code since 2014.
“Ally believes in providing individuals and communities with greater access to vital services, education and resources that they can use to improve their economic circumstances and enrich their lives,” said Jacqueline Howard, senior director, Corporate Citizenship at Ally. “We believe it is important that children, especially those in underserved communities, have access to programs like this one that prepare them for the jobs of the future.”
Thanks, Ally, for investing in our kids this summer!