Mission Bit is set to teach 179 students in their summer bootcamp this summer. The largest cohort in the organization’s history.

San Francisco, California – June 17th, 2024Mission Bit is thrilled to announce that this summer, they will be welcoming their largest cohort ever, with 179 students set to participate in their summer bootcamp. This milestone reflects Mission Bit’s ongoing commitment to inspiring youth of color to explore the world of STEM through project-based computer science education that embraces their identities.

Overview of the summer bootcamp

This summer, Mission Bit’s bootcamp will offer an intensive and immersive learning experience for students eager to delve into computer science. The bootcamp is designed to provide students with the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the tech industry, offering courses that range from introductory programming to advanced coding projects.

Key features of the summer bootcamp

  • Diverse course offerings: Students will have the opportunity to learn various programming languages and technologies, including Python, Web Development, and Virtual Reality.
  • Project-based learning: The hands-on approach ensures that students not only learn theoretical concepts but also apply them to real-world projects, fostering creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Supportive environment: Focusing on inclusivity and community, the bootcamp will provide students with the mentorship and support they need to thrive. This summer, 26 experienced instructors have been hired to guide students throughout their learning journey.

A word from the CEO

Christina Ortega, CEO of Mission Bit, shared her excitement about the upcoming bootcamp:

“It brings me great joy to see our programs nearly triple in capacity over the last five years. This growth reflects the quality of our curriculum and the urgent need for free computer science education. We truly appreciate our classroom partners: Figma, the University of San Francisco, and City College of San Francisco. Providing students with opportunities to learn in innovative spaces inspires them and fosters a sense of belonging, affirming that this space is for them.”

Impact on the community

The expansion of the summer bootcamp reflects Mission Bit’s growth and highlights the increasing interest and need for accessible computer science education in the community. By reaching more students than ever before, Mission Bit is making strides toward bridging the digital divide and ensuring that all youth have the opportunity to pursue their interests in STEM.

Looking ahead

As Mission Bit prepares to welcome the new cohort, it remains dedicated to providing high-quality, inclusive education that inspires and empowers. This summer bootcamp is just the beginning of what they hope will be a long and impactful journey for their students.

💡 Did you know that 80% of Mission Bit Alumni are studying STEM-related fields?

Join the journey

Mission Bit invites everyone to follow their progress and support their mission. Whether you are a student, parent, educator, or supporter, there are many ways to get involved with Mission Bit. Visit their website at missionbit.org to learn more about their programs, volunteer opportunities, and how to support their work.

About Mission Bit

Mission Bit inspires youth of color to explore the world of STEM with project-based computer science education that embraces their identities. Through innovative programming and a commitment to inclusivity, Mission Bit is transforming the lives of students and shaping the future of the tech industry.


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