Black Boys Code establishes Windsor chapter

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Windsor has been full of surprises for the recently opened local chapter of the national organization Black Boys Code.

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 limiting the first four-week programme to online instruction, demand and the skill set of the registrants both exceeded expectations.

“They stunned us,” said Windsor chapter leader Claudius Thomas of the group of 30 eight-to-12 year olds who finished the program Saturday.

“We had to redo our curriculum. Some of them were giving us Week Four projects in Week One.

“It showed us there’s strong interest in coding and ability.”

The first class was oversubscribed by 50 per cent, but the free program will be offered again in two weeks along with adding a section for 13-to-17-year olds.

The organization offers one- or two-day camps, hackathons, after-school and summer programming.

Black parents and immigrant families in Windsor are not putting their children in programs

To register for the next session, which won’t have any size limitations, contact lade@turacoweb.com.