Planit Canada Supports the Next Generation of Digital Creators

By donating laptops to Kids Code Jeunesse, Planit Canada helps to inspire the future coders and creative thinkers of our digital world.

Planit Canada announces a new charitable partnership, intended to inspire children to learn coding and creative thinking by providing laptops for the not for profit organization Kids Code Jeunesse.

“This cause is personal for us.  Kids Code hits all the right marks; empowering kids to learn to code, providing a free activity for local families, and building a future workforce of creative digital thinkers.  We’re very excited to be a part of it.” – Peter Mate, President, Planit Canada

Offering 8-week coding courses, called Code Club, for children aged 8 – 12 years old, and run entirely by volunteers, Kids Code Jeunesse is a Canada-wide community that seeks to build digital skills for children, teachers and parents who want to learn to code.  Anyone can start a Code Club at their local school, library, or community centre.

“Running a code club and seeing the light bulbs come on as children have fun coding is a really rewarding activity – it’ll make you remember why you love coding yourself!” – Volunteer from Alberta

Code Club projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides, which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow young people to build their knowledge incrementally, which also means there’s no need for the adult running the session to be a computing expert.

 

Empowering kids to use technology to make our world a better place

Coding is one of the most valuable and powerful skills a child can have in the 21st century, but developing a child’s technological ability, confidence, and creativity in the long-term takes a village. Kids Code programs provide coding education to kids and the people who play a crucial role in their development: their parents, teachers, and community leaders.

Research shows that teaching kids digital skills at a young age reduces the traditional barriers in STEM fields. Kids Code Jeunesse makes sure Canadian kids, with a particular focus on girls and children from disadvantaged groups, have the tools they need to be active participants in their digital futures.  By providing free laptops for the program, Planit Canada hopes to give more children opportunities to understand the complex technologies that are increasingly part their everyday lives.

Planit Canada is a leading distributor of software products servicing the Canadian woodworking industry. Their solutions help companies who design and manufacture casegoods and countertops for homes, offices, schools and hospitals.

Kids Code Jeunesse is a Canadian not for profit organization dedicated to empowering children and educators, with a particular focus on girls and children from disadvantaged groups, with the skills needed to thrive in a technology driven society. By bringing digital learning experiences into the classroom and in communities, Kids Code Jeunesse teaches Canadians how to be better thinkers and better creators in a digital world.

 

For more information on Kids Code Jeunesse:

www.kidscodejeunesse.org

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