What We Do
CodeSpeak Labs prepare youth to have an impact in the 21st century.
Jobs in computer programming are among the fastest-growing and highest-paying opportunities in the world today, but 90% of schools do not offer any computer science classes. Computer science is the #1 major at top universities like Stanford and Princeton (where CodeSpeak Labs' founders went to school), and students who can code before college have a clear advantage.
Through each stage of the program, students build working websites, apps, games, and more, and parents receive updates via email on their child’s progress and are able to view and share their work.
We're based in New York City and Orange County, CA. CodeSpeak Labs is a member of the CSforAll Consortium, the national network of CS education providers, funders, and researchers working to support the mission of expanding access to CS education for all K-12 students
Bring Coding to Your School
Leave it all to us...
CodeSpeak Labs partners with schools to bring coding education to their students. Our instructors are available during the school day and/or as part of after school programming. We use our proven best practices for engaging youth in computer programming and tailor our approach to your school's needs.
Or, have us co-teach with your teachers
We’ll run the course with support from your teachers. We’ll train your teacher(s) on the curriculum and provide you with a Teaching Assistant to support them throughout the school year. Depending on the experience of your teaching team, we can take the lead or we can take a supporting role and focus on being the technical expert.
What Students and Parents are Saying
"It’s fun. I don’t like it… I LOVE IT!” - 8 year old student
"The environment is relaxed but engaging for both my 12 year old son and my 8 year old daughter. I have never expected my daughter to like coding and she genuinely loves it. My son who can be quite unmotivated is definitely challenged and actually getting competitive. He says he likes 'learning something useful in my life!'" - Parent
"My son jumped in the car today after class and said '#coding is awesome'!" - Parent
"This was an opportunity to get our son on the active side of computers as a maker, doer and thinker rather than a passive consumer and button pusher." - Parent
"I know my son really likes the class a lot. He is always looking forward to going. He never wants to leave. I like that you let the kids work at their own level and report back to the parents. I would definitely recommend to friends." - Parent
Jen Chiou, Founder
Jen is a Stanford graduate who created CodeSpeak Labs to help make computer science accessible to kids. Previously, she ran a tech startup, was a management consultant, and worked at an international education NGO.
Daniel Chiou, Founder
After almost a decade of working in venture capital where he invested in software companies from around the world, Daniel decided to focus his energy on education and technology. He started his career as a management consultant and graduated from Princeton where he studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Jade Le, General Manager New York City & Community Lead
Jade is passionate about developing and inspiring youth to reach their full academic potential. She has worked with K-12 students in public, private, and charter schools in New York, New Jersey, Boston, and California. She has a BA from Harvard and EdM from Columbia.
Jangis Marifet, General Manager Orange County
Jangis loves geeking out about technology. He got his BA in Film and Media from UC Santa Barbara and previously worked at Google, optimizing the search engine's quality for Turkish users. In his free time, he likes programming games and apps for kids.