be.a.coder offers coding clubs to all students in grades 6-12. Our clubs are designed to be inclusive of all students regardless of ethnicity, gender expression, socio-economics or ability to pay. Youth today will have a more dynamic and diverse college and career experience than their parents. Our clubs prepare them for this future while fostering their self-expression through art, technology and innovation.


GAME_LAB is an 8-week gaming club for students in grades 6-12. We offer hands-on experience with game development and design in 3D. Students will explore the dynamics of gaming & physics as they incorporate features into their games. Each student will create their own game to be shared on the club’s last day. Previous coding experience is required.


Throughout the year we hold coding events and workshops to engage more youth in technology. Join our mailing list to stay informed.

All classroom space and desktops are generously provided in-kind by Howard Community College. Diverse speakers from local companies like Big Huge Games and Next Century have visited our clubs to share their stories and experience in the workplace. We also receive generous support from local sponsors like the Howard Tech Council and the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship. If you or your company would like to provide speakers or volunteers or arrange a tour of your workspace contact

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