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Southwest Boys and Girls Club

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology


9800 8th ave SW Suite 105seattle, WA 98106 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.


Position Overview: This position is a par t of a Summer pilot program which integrate s Google’s Computer Science-First (CS-First) program into the Boys and G i rls Club. The CS First Guru will work closely with kids as they watch tutorials, build projects and gain a fresh new perspective on STEM education. Your involvement will help to inspire many children to realize their full potential in STEM education!


  • 2 hours a day for the week of Aug 10, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015.

  • Volunteers must attend a brief on-site training and orientation prior to commencement of program .

Reports to: The Code Corps VISTA

Benefit to the Volunteer:

  • Be a part of this nation-wide initiative to inspire young minds to pursue one of the most rewarding STEM fields

  • Build connections with youth development community and volunteers from the business community

  • Gain experience facilitating and working with youth

  • Satisfaction in the knowledge that you are helping kids get the skills they need to succeed

  • Knowledge of and e x perience using the Scratch coding language and website

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Engage youth using the Google CS First curriculum

  • Inspire and foster creativity in kids while managing program supplies and keeping program to timetable

  • Provide recognition to kids for success and help them solve problems during program

  • Attend each day of program unless prior notice is given for absence

  • Administer pre and post online tests to youth involved in program to gauge impact


  • Interested in work ing with kids of all coding e xperience levels

  • Ability to take initiative

  • One week commitment for 2 hours a day (about 10 hours total)

  • Build leadership skills through group facilitation

  • Mentoring or computer science experience preferred but not required

  • Prior experience working with kids or tutoring preferred but not required


  • D eveloping future minds and m aking a difference in the lives of youth

  • STEM E ducation

Success in this position looks like:

Kids show increased comfort with and enjoyment in using computer science. Basic levels of trust have formed between Gurus and youth and they have shared success in learning to use Scratch and complete goals. Kids feel a sense of pride in their accomplishment in the course of the program. Kids have completed a basic portfolio of programs created by them in Scratch. A majority of kids have completed the CS First curriculum and filled in their Passport s .


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