In 2017, honorCode received a $25,000 Civic Impact Loan from AEMI to go towards their computer science and socio-emotional learning program to K-12 classrooms throughout Atlanta. The mission of this organization is to transform our most vulnerable youth into technology entrepreneurs who invest in themselves and their community. honorCode recognizes the lack of proper incorporation of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) curricula in our current K-12 education system. Furthermore, this disparity directly affects Black and Latino students, whom make up 82% of Atlanta Public Schools, making this population even more underrepresented in the tech workforce. To address the issue, this organization has created a curriculum to provide training to teachers in the form of professional development. In addition to integrating computer science skills into their day-to-day instruction, honorCode trains teachers in how to utilize socio-emotional skills to reach every single student in the classroom. For more information, visit http://www.honorcodeatl.org/.
program: Civic Impact Loan Fund