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  • The Walk-On Foundation The Walk-On Foundation

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Mission Statement

The Walk-On Foundation is an initiative that engages and advances underprivileged youth through providing technological resources and skillsets for the purpose of providing a jump-start in the exposure to STEM for further education and career interests.

Description

  • The Walk-On Foundation (TWOF) collaborates with Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools to offer coding classes as an extracurricular and/or an elective that teaches valuable skillsets such as:
    • Critical Thinking
    • Creativity
    • Sequencing
    • Logic and Reasoning
    • Pattern Recognition
    • Problem Solving
    • Empathy
    • Accountability
  • The resources we utilize to educate students on coding is through a partnership with CodeSpark Academy, an entity that has had their program and research backed by MIT and Princeton
  • CodeSpark is an entity developed with the intent of making computer sciences accessible to kids everywhere.
    • They utilize a word-free interface to make learning code accessible to pre-readers and non-English speakers.
    • CodeSpark aims to close the gender gap by utilizing game mechanics that increases engagement in girls by up to 20% and inspiring girl characters in aspirational professions.
  • TWOF aims to utilize the best resources and partnerships to make sure that tools and resources are accessible.
  • There is no cost to the schools we partner with, costs if any are managed by TWOF.
  • TWOF partners with the schools to provide scholarships to one boy and one girl who highlighted excellence/improvement in STEM at graduation.
  • TWOF offers backpacks and school supplies to students at the start of the academic year.

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