Code Next is a free, computer science education program that meets Black, Latinx and Native+ high school students in their own communities, and provides the skills and inspiration they need for long and rewarding careers in computer science-related fields.
Between 2011 and 2018, Black, Hispanic and Native American college students each only made up 3.5 percent of computer science graduates — Code Next plans to change that.
Participants engage in curriculum, learn from coaches, and drive their own projects–such as designing and programming a robot and 3D printing an Android chess set.
After months of learning, students become creators of technology that they can share with their community.
They also gain access to Google mentors, tech experts, and the latest in technologies, from laptops to virtual and augmented reality.