Coded by Kids

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, and K-2Program Tags: coding, education, kids, stem, and tech

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  • The Coded by Kids recreation center programs teach students real-world tech skills, help them build portfolios, and expose them to the tech industry. Our project-based classes are taught by experienced industry professionals who serve as teachers, technical guides, and mentors. These mentors guide students aged 5 to 18 in creating meaningful projects, and show them how to succeed as budding technologists.

    Skills students learn at our rec center classes include:

    Development Languages:

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript


    User Interface and User Experience Engineering Skills:

    • Wireframing
    • Information Architecture
    • Interaction Design
    • Visual Design


    Software Development Tools:

    • Git
    • GitHub
    • Integrated Development Environments
    • Chrome Developer Tools
    • MockFlow


    Software Development Concepts:

    • Version Control
    • Linux Command Line


    Technical Project Management:

    • Agile Project Management
    • Personal and Professional Skills
    • Verbal Communication
    • Written Communication
    • Presentations
    • Collaboration


    Because our mentors work on an individual level, all students, regardless of skill level, are welcome to participate.


    Organization Name: Coded by Kids
    Organization Street Address: 1600 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA
    Organization City, State, Zip: 19102
    Organization Phone Number: 215-600-3405
    Short Description of Organization:

    Coded by Kids provides coding, digital design and computer science education programs to children between the ages of 5 and 18 years old. Our programs expose students to the world of coding and help them gain the real-world tech skills necessary to succeed in the innovation economy. Our educational philosophy emphasizes project-based learning and mentorship, enabling students to develop meaningful projects and build portfolios while interacting with experienced industry professionals.

    Program Street Address: 740 S 17th St
    Program Phone Number: 215-600-3405
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Computer Science
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • Near Northeast Philadelphia
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    Fishtown, Strawberry Mansion

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school
    • After school
    • Weekend


    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    Rec center programs are ADA compliant by law.


    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: No students must provide their own transportation.


    Please place your additional comments in the section below.:

    Though external partners are not involved in the creation or delivery of our curriculum, we run school programs at-cost across Philadelphia. Please reach out to learn more about how to get a coding program at your school.


    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 12, and K-2
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