Math and Coding is a non-profit that runs peer-to-peer coding workshops for high schoolers.
As with languages, young people are often able to pick up coding more easily than grown ups so it is no wonder we have seen a huge number of initiatives that teach kids as young as five about coding and programming. There are coding delivery boxes, coding story books and even programmable bracelets. Now, Math and Coding is an NGO run by school children, which is furthering the cause through peer-to-peer workshops.
Based in the Bay Area, Math and Coding was set up by 15 year old school friends Nikhil Cheerla and Vineet Kosaraju. It has already provided hands-on training for over 1000 students. The charity recruits teachers aged 13+ to teach their peers java programming, visual programming, robotics and more. Through free courses and workshops, students can learn the skills to produce websites, advanced games and smartphone apps. Math and Coding are also inviting students elsewhere in the US to launch chapters in their community, for which the charity provides all the resources.
Could any other skills be taught to youngsters by their peers?