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Lillian | Co-founder of OperationSTART and Mission Bit alum


Rafael | CS major at UC Irvine and Mission Bit alum


Praise | Mission Bit alum


Abel | Software Engineer at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Mission Bit alum


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We’re always looking for people who love coding and computer science and want to make a positive impact on the lives of young people.

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No grades. All fun. Mission Bit.

We deliver free, foundational computer science classes to youth of color in the Bay Area, so they can build tech and coding skills. We engage them as full human beings, unlocking bright futures.

504 courses taught

We prioritize introductory courses in a wide range of languages so all students can find a place in tech that appeals to them.

9,809 students served

We use a whole person approach. We build strong relationships with our students, mentoring from class to career.

97% students of color

We use a focused enrollment model to reach groups that have been unfairly excluded from tech’s growth, even in the heart of Silicon Valley.

137,935 hours of code taught

We’ve taught a lot of code already, and we’re growing! We’re experts at computer science and experts at making it fun.

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What do teens like you love about Mission Bit?

Learning something new. Making new friends. Finding a mentor. Laying the foundation for a tech job that pays well. Learn more about why teens rave to their friends about taking part in our programs.

Rafael P.

“I had no coding experience, but when I finished one of Mission Bit’s classes, I had new skills to succeed. I joined the Student Advisory Board so I can take my passion for computer science and use it to help others.”

Karina A.

“I felt intimidated by learning to code. Mission Bit was a great place where I could start as a beginner. I wanted to learn something new and I was excited by its free beginner-friendly classes.”

Rigoberto M.

“With Mission Bit, I was able to understand what the inside of a website looks like and that the smallest things make a big difference in web design. My goal now is to master computer science.”

Jelani M.

“Mission Bit helped me understand how to work in groups well and be a group leader.”

Nathaniel A.

“Mission Bit helped me build a lot of connections, and without Mission Bit being here, I don’t think I would be as interested in computer science or coding.”


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