Impact to Date

500,000+ students. 17,000+ unique clubs. 14,500+ community volunteers.

After just 7 days* of CS First...

+21%
said "yes" to "Do you like programming?"
(48% to 69%, n = 397)
+36%
agreed with the statement "I can create things with computer science."
(38% to 74%, n = 397)
+20%
agreed with the statement "If I get stuck on a problem, I know how I might fix it."
(60% to 80%, n = 397)
92%
said they would participate in another CS First club or something similar.
(n = 397)

* This data is from our April 2014 pilot programs.

What Educators are Saying

I feel that this program was a great way to introduce computer science to potentially interested kids. The fact that the program is trying to pull in low income students along with minorities and struggling students also really appeals to me.
CS First has changed the lives of students and the environment here at DCI middle school. I have students in the program who came to this school who hated computers mainly because they didn't know how to use them or that they didn't have anything to really do with them. Now that CS First has been introduced to them, they have a new outlook of computers that give them a new hobby, form of self expression, and a new way of thinking.

What Volunteers are Saying

The materials provided by Google were excellent. Very organized and easy to follow each step. The student's interest in the program was fun to watch. I will look forward to the next class where we can begin creating and exploring!
Overall-I think the joy of seeing the students almost running to get to club, really overwhelms me with excitement. Who would have thought "I would have as much fun as the students"! Great Day, Great Team

What Students are Saying

I got so excited because they told me I could bring my folder home in the end of the course and never stop programing.
I ENJOYED EVERYTHING BECAUSE IT WAS THE BEST CLUB I'VE EVER BEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE SO I REALLY ENJOY IT!!!

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