Code Savvy is a not-for-profit organization inspiring kids and teens to become code-savvy, that is, to understand the kind of creative thinking that goes into coding, and to try out programming computers and devices. Code Savvy is determined to bring more diversity -- gender and ethnic diversity -- to computer science; Creative problem-solving relies on diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
Link to information about these current projects:
Twin Cities Coder Dojo (free, mentored coding environment for kids 8-17) started April 2013 and has welcomed 800+ young coders to explore web and app design, gaming, systems and electronics. CoderDojoTC has inspired three additional branches.
Katie Coder Dojo -- a place for girls to explore programming, starting spring 2014.
Technovation Challenge (girls ages 12-18 design and code mobile apps as they participate in this worldwide coding and business challenge) We're holding another App Day event for teen girls on Saturday January 11, 2014.