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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 11th, the Howard County Library System will hold its Second Annual Choose Civility Hackathon. The event is open to all students in middle school through college. Challenges will be announced the morning of the event. Community volunteers, mentored and judges are needed for the event. The Choose Civility: Coding for Community Hackathon is part of the statewide Maryland STEM Festival.


On Martin Luther King’s Day of Service, 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.




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



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 to offer new Computer Science courses and professional development for teachers on our  Advocacy page.


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!



Thank you for being partners on this powerful journey!