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Klein Coding Academy: Student-led Initiative Igniting Futures Through Code

Klein Coding Academy: Student-led Initiative Igniting Futures Through Code
Jessica Williams

An incredible journey is taking shape within our Klein Community to provide Klein ISD students with a gateway into the world of coding.

Klein Cain Seniors Aneesh Vathul and Auritro Chakraborty have joined forces with Coach Tony Vo and Dr. Steven Kahla of Lone Star College-University Park to launch the Klein Coding Academy camp.

"Aneesh and I thought of the idea together and wanted to positively impact the youth within our community," Auritro said. "The camp takes place during the summer, but a lot of work and planning is done throughout the school year to have the camp move as smoothly as possible."

Geared initially to 6th-9th graders, the academy aims to foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The enthusiastic response so far has been overwhelming, a testament to the thirst for knowledge among the young minds in the community and the admirable efforts of our high school students taking the initiative to help our younger learners achieve their coding dreams. 

"Our camp is for anyone who wants to learn more about coding. Both beginners and more advanced coders are welcome," Auritro said. "Next year, we plan to have different difficulty levels to cater to more students and their learning needs. We want to be able to teach kids what they don't know but also ensure that they know all of the necessary information to succeed at their desired level of difficulty."

The academy's commitment to accessibility is a cornerstone. Through sponsorships from community partners, Aneesh and Auritro can offer the camp free, allowing a wide range of students to participate. Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. McGown's visit underscored the real impact of this initiative, solidifying its importance within the community.

Amidst our community, a digital movement is underway, and the young visionaries of the Klein Coding Academy are leading it. Through their dedication, dreams are ignited, futures are shaped, and a community is united to pave the way for future generations.


Two students smile for a photo during the Klein Coding Academy



A student smiles for a photo at the Klein Coding Academy



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