What We Do
CodeSpeak Labs empowers youth to use technology to build a better world.
Computer programming careers are among the world's fastest-growing and highest-paying opportunities today. Computer science ranks as the leading major at top universities like Stanford University, where the founder of CodeSpeak Labs studied. Despite this, most schools-- particulary elementary and middle schools-- have yet to incorporate computer science into their curriculum.
Many of our programs focus on supporting students from historically underrepresented communities. Our students build solutions that directly have an impact on what they think is important for society-- from mental health apps for high schoolers, to a portal for lost-and-found dogs, to websites for local artists and volunteer-run environmental groups.
Our students dream big. As one shared, “Coding is important because we can use it to create technology that can help people who have disabilities, explore science, and deal with pressing issues to mankind, such as global warming. To create technology for any of these thing you absolutely need coding.”
We're based in New York City and Orange County, CA, and students from all over the country participate in our online classes. 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.
Parents: Click on REGISTER to see the online classes you can sign your student up for.
School leaders: Read more below to learn how we work with schools.
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. Your staff need no experience and can focus on logistics and classroom management, while we lead the content and focus on being the technical experts.
Or, if your teaching team is excited to learn the content, we can provide them with the training and support they need.
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