SOCIAL IMPACT    CODING CLUBS   YOUTH ADVOCACY

Be You empowers 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.

SOCIAL IMPACT


On Martin Luther King’s Day of Service 2017, we hosted our 2nd Annual “Making An Impact Through Service” event. The event gathered middle & high school students to discuss the issues and challenges they found most important to our community. Those who attended participated in engaging dialogue, discussed possible solutions to local issues and created project impact ideas for follow-on activities.
Join the Social Impact Club and be a part of this important work going forward!

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CODING CLUBS


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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 which are inclusive of everyone. Each club has presentations, speakers and a culminating impact project to enrich the coding experience. Learn more about our clubs & activities here.

Youth Advocacy


Coding for Community: Civility Hackathon
Coding for Community: Civility Hackathon held at HCLS Miller Branch.
On Saturday, November 5th, the Howard County Library System held it’s inaugural Choose Civility Hackathon. The event was open to all students in middle school through college. Challenges were announced the morning of the event. Community volunteers mentored and judged the event. The Choose Civility: Coding for Community Hackathon was part of the statewide Maryland STEM Festival.

COMMUNITY COLLABORATION


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Be You supports the following Maryland youth organizations  – Girls Who Code, Girl Scouts of Central MD, HackgroundHow Girls Code, JA of Central MD & The Young Women’s Giving Circle. If your organization would like to partner with us, please reach out to info@hocobeyou.com.

ADVOCACY in HCPSS


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The Computer Programming Career Academy – Learn about the computer science courses available to students in grades 10-12 (must have completed Alg. 1)
Learn 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.

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

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Thank you for being partners on this powerful journey!