Chesterfield County Public Schools students developing apps through Capital One after-school program

Providence Middle School students are expanding their knowledge with the help of a new program from Capital One. Members of the Capital One (C1) Coders Club meet with
sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from the school once a week to teach them how to write code for software development.

Through the hands-on program, students are learning how to develop games for applications to be used on Android devices. The students not only have the opportunity to gain experience in software development, but they are also problem solving and will walk away from the experience with a fully-operating application.

In 2014, Capital One created C1 Coders, a special 10-week coding curriculum for middle school students. The after-school program is led by Capital One volunteers that have helped hundreds of young students gain exposure to software engineering principles and practices. The tutoring program will be expanding to eight cities throughout the U.S. and will ultimately impact more than 3,000 students nationwide by the end of 2017.