Welcome to the Youth Coding League: Fall 2022
August 24, 2022
Since the start of the Youth Coding League1 in 2018, the Fall 2022 season is going to be the biggest season of competition yet, with three brand new states joining the roster (welcome, Florida, Minnesota, and New Mexico!) and strong team presences in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Vermont. Here's a glimpse of our rookie teams as schools and organizations prep their coders to learn the basics of computer science while competing against coders across the league—all with their eyes set on top places and big prizes.
- The Out-of-Door Academy out of Sarasota, Florida
- Central Intermediate School out of Washington, Illinois
Supported by Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA)
LESA is a consortium of Lutheran schools in the metropolitan St. Louis area who work collaboratively to support and enhance Lutheran education as they serve children and their families in their own unique location.
- Zion Lutheran School Belleville out of Belleville, Illinois
Supported by Red Wing Ignite
Red Wing Ignite fuels economic development by working with key sectors of the community to spur innovation by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses, and students. The non-profit organization was founded by the community of Red Wing in 2013, with the support of local foundations and the City of Red Wing.
- Bluff View Elementary out of Lake City, Minnesota
- Goodhue Elementary School 5/6 out of Goodhue, Minnesota
- Kenyon-Wanamingo Middle School out of Kenyon, Minnesota
- Twin Bluffs Middle School out of Red Wing, Minnesota
- Zumbrota-Mazeppa School out of Zumbrota, Minnesota
Supported by the Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC)
The Missouri Technology Corporation is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies. Their vision is to transform Missouri through the power of entrepreneurship by serving as a catalyst for technology-based innovation to achieve sustainable economic growth.
- Buchanan Intermediate School out of Branson, Missouri
- Cedar Ridge Intermediate School out of Branson, Missouri
- Fremont Unit, Boys & Girls Club of Springfield out of Springfield, Missouri
- Henderson Unit, Boys & Girls Club of Springfield out of Springfield, Missouri
- McGregor Unit, Boys & Girls Club of Springfield out of Springfield, Missouri
- Musgrave Unit, Boys & Girls Club of Springfield out of Springfield, Missouri
- O'Reilly Unit, Boys & Girls Club of Springfield out of Springfield, Missouri
- Pershing Middle School out of Springfield, Missouri
- Sertoma Unit, Boys & Girls Club of Springfield out of Springfield, Missouri
- Stalnaker Unit, Boys & Girls Club of Springfield out of Springfield, Missouri
- Teen Program, Boys & Girls Club of Springfield out of Springfield, Missouri
Supported by Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA):
- Immanuel Lutheran School St. Charles out of St. Charles, Missouri
- Immanuel Lutheran School of Wentzville out of Wentzville, Missouri
- Our Savior Lutheran School out of Fenton, Missouri
- St. Mark's Lutheran School out of Eureka, Missouri
Supported by the Crowder College
Building a civil, serving, literate, learning community of responsible citizens. Crowder College is a two-year community college in southwest Missouri offering training for career and transfer degrees supporting southern Missouri schools in the Youth Coding League for the 2022-2023 school year thanks to a Catalyze Challenge grant.
- Carthage Sixth Grade Center 5/6
- Cassville Intermediate 5/6
- Diamond Middle School 7/8
- Lamar West Elementary 5/6
- Liberal Elementary School 5/6
- Make Our Day 5/6 & 7/8
- Noel Elementary 5/6
- Noel Junior High 7/8
- Neosho Middle School 5/6
- South Middle School 7/8
- Triway PK-8
- Webb City Middle School 5/6
Supported by the UNM-Taos HIVE
The UNM-Taos Hub of Internet-based Vocation and Education (HIVE) offers an individualized learning journey for those interested in working online or becoming an entrepreneur. The “hive” environment combines small business coaching and mentorship, a coworking space, and community college classrooms to support any stage of learning in an accepting, accessible, and community-led atmosphere.
- Taos Academy Charter School 5/6 & 7/8
It’s going to be a great season, and we are so proud of the coders who have joined Youth Coding League teams to learn the basics of computer science, of their teachers who are guiding them through the season and making sure they’re set up for success, and of their school, organization, and communities who know how critically important computer science skills are to their students.
Is your school missing from this list? We’re adding schools to our Spring 2023 roster now! Learn more about the Youth Coding League here,2 and talk through3 how the program is supported within your school and how the competitive element gets kids excited to learn with Youth Coding League Director, Stacy.