Course Info: Ages 8-20
At the Deaf Youth Coding Academy it is our mission to strengthen the foundation of Deaf Youth with extra-curricular skill-development and educational opportunities in their native language of American Sign Language. We strive to provide Deaf children with enrichment activities comparable to or exceeding that of their hearing peers.
We believe that while training marketable skills, such as computer programming, is crucial to the success of the next generation, there needs to be more. That is why we provide an environment where our students become a cohort, united by similar interests and shared Deaf culture, to provide each other with support, and help each other learn and grow outside of the classroom. Our teachers serve not only as role models, but also as mentors, providing career guidance and encouragement for years to come. Thus, it is our mission to provide Deaf children with this holistic approach that ecompasses all of the ingredients for success: education, experience and networking.
Who We Are
Deaf Youth Coding Academy (DYC-Academy) was created, not with the present in mind, but with the future of our children and the next generation of working Deaf adults. Seeing the various extra-curricular activities designed to empower hearing youths with an early foundation in technology careers and the absence of similar opportunities for Deaf youths, we knew it was time to make a change.
A brain child of AID (abilitiesindisability.com) DYC-Academy was launched to focuses on cultivating early computer programming skills in Deaf children, indispensable for participating in our technology driven world. With Deaf experts in the field as our teachers, we provide a unique educational, mentoring, and networking experience as of yet unknown to the youth of the Deaf community. We at DYC-Academy are passionate about bringing opportunities to Deaf Children to create solid foundations for brighter futures.