Unlocking Potential Through Code

Our free, volunteer-led clubs empower young minds aged 7-17 to explore technology in a nurturing and creative environment. Here, they discover more than coding—they discover their potential to innovate, create, and lead!

Embracing the Future of Technology

Welcome to Philly CoderDojo, where we believe every child can soar with coding. In today's digital age, coding isn't just a skill; it's a passport to endless possibilities. As part of the global CoderDojo movement, we inspire youth to think critically, solve problems creatively, and prepare for tomorrow's careers. Through hands-on projects, STEM internships, and entrepreneurial ventures, our ninjas not only learn to code but also develop the resilience and leadership needed to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.

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What Makes Us Unique?

Philly CoderDojo provides a level playing field in a city marked by economic disparities. Our program is completely free, ensuring that all children, regardless of background or financial means, can access high-quality STEM education. 

Beyond teaching coding skills like programming and app development, we foster critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, and empower all children to thrive in a technology-driven world. From science fairs to entrepreneurship opportunities, Philly CoderDojo builds pathways to future academic and professional achievements.

Enroll your child in Philly CoderDojo to embark on a journey of learning, growth, and limitless possibilities. Together, we’re shaping the innovators and leaders of tomorrow’s tech industry!

The Inspiration Behind Philly CoderDojo

At Philly CoderDojo, we are driven by a singular mission: to empower Philadelphia's youth with the transformative power of coding and technology. Our initiative is fueled by the stark realities facing our city—deep poverty, educational disparities, and a challenging job market. The urgency of these issues motivates us to provide a pathway to success through tech education.

  • Philadelphia has the highest rate of deep poverty among the largest U.S. cities.
  • High levels of inequality persist across income, housing value, and education.
  • Over a third of children live in poverty, with nearly 18% in deep poverty.
  • A significant majority of children are eligible for subsidized school meals and live in rent-burdened households.
  • Only 1 in 3 adults achieve a bachelor's degree, limiting access to high-paying jobs.
  • The tech industry shows rapid growth, with millions of job openings in coding-related fields, growing 12% faster than average.

By teaching children coding skills and computational thinking, Philly CoderDojo aims to empower youth from underserved communities, preparing them for a brighter future and breaking cycles of poverty.

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95%

of funds go towards health & education

14.3 MILLION

funds (in USD) raised till April, 2016

1200+

schools & homes built. 

See Our Latest Updates

At Philly CoderDojo, we're not just teaching coding; we're shaping the future of tech education. Stay informed with our latest news, insightful articles, and valuable educational resources. Explore how we're empowering youth through coding, and join our community dedicated to fostering innovation, creativity, and leadership. Whether you're a parent, mentor, or supporter, together, let's inspire the next generation of tech leaders.

Message from the Volunteers

Philly CoderDojo hosts 2023-2024 coding dojos Online via ZOOM: Register to attend