CS First is a Google program focused on increasing student access and exposure to Computer Science (CS) Education through after school and summer programs. To date, CS First has engaged more than 1,200 students in 85 unique programs, and it continues to grow.
The goal of CS First is to build the CS education capacity of K-12 schools. With that goal in mind, CS First is open to all grade levels. So far, we have piloted programs primarily in grades 4-8, so our current curriculum and materials are mainly targeted towards students in these grades. Programs are flexible and can be tailored to fit your schedule, whether you’d like to hold them after school, during the summer, or at another convenient time.
CS First is being developed by Google, which provides teachers, schools, and volunteers with all the materials needed to lead a CS First club. Staff at local schools set up the clubs and have the option to invite volunteers to lead them.
“Ultimately, the only way to get more people into Computer Science is to start early.”
– Larry Page