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March 11 - March 15
Lack of resources, high costs for STEM programs and unavailability of mentors in Toronto’s 31 priority neighborhoods may create barriers for youth from potentially pursuing STEM professions. To reduce this disparity in exposure, Project Include aims to provide a series of free half-day beginner coding workshops at schools and community centers in March 2019. The workshops will introduce coding through age-appropriate activities in Scratch (grades 3-6) and HTML/CSS (grades 7-8). In total, 10 workshops will be provided for grades 3-10 students at schools and 5 workshops will be provided for immigrant and newcomer youth at community center locations. In the short term, these workshops will attract students to enroll in Project Include’s free coding boot-camps in Summer 2019 across the city. In the long term, these workshops will expose students to the possibilities that coding brings, allowing them the opportunity to choose a STEM field, if they wish to do so.