September 26, 2020 | programming | No Comments
St. Louis-based nonprofit LaunchCode, which provides technology training and places aspiring computer programmers in apprenticeships and jobs, has launched a new pilot program to expand its footprint to local high schools.
The workforce development nonprofit has established the LCHS Pilot Program, which is designed to create and teach a new computer science curriculum to high school juniors and seniors in Missouri.
LaunchCode founded the program with more than $200,000 in funding from the Bayer Fund and additional backing from AT&T. The pilot involves working with six teachers, each from different St. Louis-area high schools, who received training from LaunchCode over the summer and began teaching the nonprofit’s curriculum at the start of the 2020-’21 school year. High schools involved in the pilot program include Vashon, Gateway STEM, Confluence Academy, KIPP St. Louis, Affton and Rosati-Kain.
LaunchCode established its LCHS Pilot Program in response