About Be You & Our Mission

Be You is a Maryland based nonprofit empowering youth to impact social change through technology and innovation. We engage middle & high school students in project based learning experiences through our coding clubs, workshops and collaborative community impact projects. Our clubs encourage students to discover their strengths, passions and the confidence to make meaningful and impactful career choices.

Help us continue our impact in the community by becoming a mentor, volunteer or donor today!


Coding Clubs & Computer Science


Our coding clubs offer instruction in computer science concepts at varying experience levels for all students in grades 6-12. We have gender specific clubs for girls and coed clubs to be inclusive of everyone. Each club has presentations, speakers and field trips and a culminating impact project to enrich the coding experience. 

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Computer Science in HCPSS

hcpss-logo-outlinedThe Computer Programming Career Academy – Learn about the computer science courses available to students in grades 10-12 (must have completed Alg. 1) http://www.hcpss.org/academy/computer-programming/

CODE_partnerlogo_horiz_RGBSee how the Howard County Public School System is working with Code.org to offer new Computer Science courses and professional development for teachers on our  Advocacy page. 

Social Impact


The Social Impact Club is a club for students in 6-12th grade looking to make an impact in their communities through collaboration & social change. Participants identify issues in the community, develop impact projects and implement plans with the help of volunteer business and non profit community mentors.

The Social Impact Club is free to all participants. Registration for Spring 2016 is now open. To get involved, click here.

Collaboration within the Community 

Be You supports the following HoCoMD youth organizations  – Girls Who Code, How Girls Code, The Hackground & The Young Women’s Giving Circle. If your organization would like to partner with us, please reach out to info@hocobeyou.com. 


Partners & Sponsors

The following businesses and organizations have partnered with or supported Be You, ensuring our long-term growth, creating sustainable fundraising and building the infrastructure to support our expanding programming. Be You is proud to be a 2016 NCWIT AspireIT Grant recipient. 


Thank you for being partners on this powerful journey!