Summer 2016 Programming 

The Code Pool consists of 6 week coding programs ran throughout the summer with Detroit agencies serving youth members.

JOURNi implemented the following programs during Summer 2016, across the city of Detroit.


MY BROTHER'S KEEPER DETROIT

This program focuses on introducing young black men - ages 14-24 - to the training and hands-on work experience in the worlds of technology and entrepreneurship. During the course of this program these young men provide digital development and services to real world clients, and benefit from having mentors that will teach them the skills needed to succeed in these industries. 

We are most excited about empowering our students to believe that they are fully capable of flourishing in Detroit's technology community, no matter their experience, education level, or life circumstances. Actions always speak louder than words, which is why we provide our students with real work experience - and pay them for their hard work and dedication. We strive for our students to start their own companies, become global Technology leaders, and become mentors to young black males in our community.


GROW DETROIT'S YOUNG TALENT

This six-week program is designed to provide introductory coding education to Detroit youth ages 14-18. Students will gain a firm understanding of the building blocks of the Internet, and learn about several programming languages used to create websites and mobile applications. They will also become familiar with tools and techniques used in software engineering. All lectures are complemented by experiential learning projects. In this program we place an emphasis on collaborative programming that encourages students to learn at an accelerated rate, while providing them with the knowledge needed to support their interest in continuing their education - creating more confident and adaptable young, black professionals.


EASTSIDE COMMUNITY NETWORK

This six-week program is designed to provide introductory coding education to Detroit youth ages 11-14. Students will gain a firm understanding of the building blocks of the Internet, and learn about several programming languages used to create websites and mobile applications. They will also become familiar with tools and techniques used in software engineering. All lectures are complemented by experiential learning projects. In this program we place an emphasis on collaborative programming that encourages students to learn at an accelerated rate, while providing them with the knowledge needed to support their interest in continuing their education - creating more confident and adaptable young, black professionals.

JOURNi is committed to supporting our students after our programs end. For that reason, students participating in this program will continue their tech education throughout the academic school year.