RHoKJr’s mission is to empower students to use technology to positively impact the challenges facing local nonprofits in their communities.
They do this by hosting one-day hackathons around the state where students (4th-8th grade) are paired with computer science mentors and nonprofit representatives to develop prototype smartphone apps for local charities. Using an MIT developed coding tool (http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/), students will learn the basics of app design, as well as the ideation and brainstorming process required to build a successful prototype mobile application.
This program requires NO prior coding knowledge and is intended as a code-to-learn tool!
All students regardless of their computing background are welcome. At RHoKJr events students participate in eight hours of highly engaged collaboration.