The League of Amazing Programmers is a non-profit 501(c)(3) after-school institution that teaches Java to kids in grades 5 through 12. The League was founded based on the fundamental role that computer programming plays in today’s increasingly technical world. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that one million programming jobs in the U.S. will be unfilled by 2020, yet computer science is rarely taught in public school systems. The League seeks to address this problem by teaching students to code throughout San Diego County, getting them interested at a young age so that they are more likely to pursue programming in college and in their careers. Our curriculum ends with preparation for the Oracle Professional Certification Exam, which gives students an edge when vying for a job against someone with otherwise similar qualifications. We believe young students’ lives are positively impacted by the critical thinking skills and self-confidence they gain from learning to code.
The League of Amazing Programmers seeks specifically to reach more girls and underserved youth, so that children from all backgrounds may have access to acquire the skills and education necessary to contribute to the workforce of the 21st century.