Wake County Boys & Girls Club partners with Apple to teach kids to code
RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – It’s a combination of opportunity and access.
âIf we can give them the tools they need to break this cycle to become independent adults, then this cycle can be broken for their whole family for the rest of the time,â Welch said.
Welch is vice president of resource development and marketing for the Boys and Girls Club serving Wake County.
âThe Boys and Girls Club in particular, as an organization, tries to focus its programming on the kids who need us most. Children who come perhaps from the most difficult backgrounds, âhe explained.
That’s why Welch and other club members are thrilled to be launching a new pilot program in partnership with Apple.
âApple will provide the expertise of its employees and experts to come to our clubs and help our staff understand how to deliver this STEM training,â Welch said.
The Boys and Girls Club serving Wake County is one of 10 clubs where kids will learn computer coding.
The program is called Anyone Can Code. The investment is being made through Apple’s community education initiatives.
It comes as Apple prepares to call the Triangle home. The company is building a new campus in a few years and creating thousands of jobs.
Welch sees this coding program as a natural solution.
“[Itâs] to create a better course for some children. Children who are interested in pursuing careers that could also benefit Apple down the road, âhe said.
Welch said more details on the program will be released next month.