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Code Savvy - Summer Connections #6

Updated: Jul 29


This summer, we will use our newsletter to highlight a variety of people, organizations, and resources that are doing work to broaden participation and expand equitable and engaging computer science and STEM opportunities. We are honored to work in this space along with so many talented and passionate individuals and organizations and want to help bring attention to their work. 



This Week’s Spotlight: IT Center of Excellence - Youth Programs

The IT Center of Excellence is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.  In part, the organization aims to increase youth involvement in computer science through the offering of a variety of technology learning and engagement experiences aimed at K-12 educators and students.  Specifically, the IT Discovery Network works in collaboration with partnering programs and third-party organizations to promote computer science exposure in high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. The IT Center of Excellence offers year-round programs for youth seeking out coding and other technical experiences. These programs connect students to IT professionals, Minnesota businesses and educators desiring to inspire, empower and support their pursuit of technology education and career opportunities. Code Savvy is just one of the many programs proud to partner with the IT Center of Excellence! Please check out their website to discover new programming and find  ways to get involved with computer science.


Check out The IT Center of Excellence's Website


this week's project inspiration theme: FRIENDSHIP



August 1st is Friendship Day


Friends are important people in our lives. Ther share special memories with us, make us laugh, and cheer us up when we are down. Can you recognize one of your special friends with a CS project. Try making a card for your friend by following along with our CS to Go tutorial. Remember, this is just a suggestion; use your own creative genius to create a personalized project!


We hope you create a CS project in honor of Rosalind Franklin! If you do, please share it with us.


share your CS to Go projects!


How to Share: We invite CS to Go with Code Savvy participants to consider sharing your projects publicly with the Code Savvy and greater #MNCodes community via video with Flipgrid. We can’t wait to see what you create! Please be sure to follow online safety guidelines and get adult permission before sharing. You can find our Privacy Policy here.