AppJam+

AppJam+ is a program in which the concept of building software in a short period of time is used as a tool to excite and inform middle school students about careers in STEM fields, while teaching them the creative and hands-on technical process of mobile application development. Middle school students receive mentorship from college undergraduates and learn to make Mobile apps over 8-10 weeks, which will be utilized by early learners.

Focus Areas:

-- Exposing students in low-income & underserved communities to careers in STEM fields, -- Immersing students in mobile application development to expose & empower them in computing, -- Improvement of the quality and outcome of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in Orange County to develop the critical thinking, creative and innovative leaders of tomorrow,

Our Mission for Mentors We Train"AppJam+ creates service oriented STEM evangelists by providing technical trainings & STEM leadership opportunities to empower youth in becoming the next generation of STEM leaders in their local community.",

Our Mission for Middle School Students We Serve" "Through mentorship from qualified STEM evangelists, AppJam+ will help middle school students develop their strengths as part of a service-oriented team and raise awareness of career pathways within technology."

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Nithin
Last Name: 
Jilla
Title: 
Co-Project Director
Location: 
2332 Elden Ave. #5
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
United States
Social Media
Social Media Type: 
twitter.com/appjamplus
Program Details
Year Established: 
2012
Affiliation: 
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Girls served annually: 
60
Boys served annually: 
100
Slug: 
appjam
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
transportation
teaching or tutoring
STEM curriculum/activities
mobile programming
mentoring
girls interested in STEM
computer access
boys interested in STEM
Collaboration Interests
working with K-12 schools
working with informal organizations
sponsorship
sharing resources
providing in-kind support
outreach/community events
curriculum development
Needed Resources/Activities
volunteers
funding/sponsorship
evaluation/assessment services
equipment donations
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