Hour of Coding at Apple Store with Cesar Chavez Elementary School

“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer...because it teaches you how to think.” - Steve Jobs

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This Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 The Collective Access networking group has arranged for students from Cesar Chavez Elementary school to take a field trip at the Fashion Valley Apple Store for the first Hour of Code that any of them have ever experienced.  


The Collective Access is a local San Diego networking group with an energetic focus on charity.  This group of young professionals has partnered with Apple to put together the Hour of Code event with transportation provided by Aall in Limo & Party Bus.  The Collective Access is on a mission to give kids better access to resources so they can expand their minds, opportunities and dreams.  One way we are accomplishing our mission is by organizing an Hour of Code for the students of Cesar Chavez Elementary School. The Hour of Code is the first step on a journey to inspire young children to learn more about how technology works and spark an interest in how to create software applications.


“We want to show that coding is accessible for all ages, for all students, regardless of background.  We’re hoping that our efforts will help increase enrollment, participation, or simply spark an interest in future CS courses for the students of Cesar Chavez,” says Lance Growth, founder of The Collective Access.


The Apple Store’s amazing team of presenters have worked with the Collective Access to develop an activity to introduce the students to coding.  One hour of code will be an introduction and enough to show the students of Cesar Chavez elementary that computer science can be fun and creative.  We live in an age of technology and learning about computer science at a young age can build the foundation for success in a technology driven world.  The study of coding helps develop problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.