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THE MISSION: Rural Up!

We believe that the key to economic and community development begins with a strong education foundation for the young people of the Appalachia region.  Thus, our goal is to bring 21st century educational opportunities to the region!

THE NEED: A 21st Century Education

In order to compete in the 21st, our young people need to be equipped with all the skills, tools, and knowledge that the best schools in this country offers. We know that one of the fastest growing and highest paying industries today is in the field of computer technology. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million new computer science jobs, but at current rates it is estimated that only 30% of those jobs can be filled by U.S. graduates (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Right now, according to Code.org, nine out 10 high schools in the U.S. do not offer computer science classes. Industry professionals are worried that there will not be enough educated workers to fill the ballooning number of computer science jobs. According to Advanced Kentucky (KSTC), only 19 Kentucky high schools currently offer AP computer science. The gender gap is also glaring; only 13% of the students taking these classes are women.

THE PROGRAM: Code Academies

The goal of Rural Up! Code Academy is to create an exciting and engaging environment in which middle school and high school students are challenged to think about technology in very tangible and applicable ways.  By giving them the information and resources needed for success in computer coding, Rural Up! hopes that they will become leaders of the high tech workforce right here in Kentucky.  

We’re not just talking about courses to teach our young people how to create a video game-- imagine if they learn to also design a software application that will solve real world problems!  One of the most exciting things about working in the field of computer science is that an internet savvy and entrepreneurial minded individual can work from anywhere in the world.  Imagine if rural Eastern Kentucky and all of Appalachia is where the next great forward thinking technological ideas are birthed! 

Summer Code Academy 2015

East Perry Elementary      Hazard KY

• Designed for middle school + high school students

• Learn the basics of computer programming + learn how you can make your own game!

• Meet professionals in the field

Space is limited.  Sign-up today!


Rural Up! Code Academy Summer 2015

Dates +Times + Locations

July 13-17, 2015 + 9am-4pm + East Perry Elementary (Hazard, KY) - Class in Session

July 20-24, 2015 + 9am-4pm + ACTC Technology Drive Campus at East Park (902 Technology Drive, Grayson, KY) - Registration CLOSED

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We will be serving lunches and snacks throughout the week.
 
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