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KidsCode Expands to Teach Free Programming Classes to More Utah Children


Volunteers from Health Catalyst and Nuvi join, Domo
and Vivint to teach basic coding skills that will help close the "clear
tech skills gap" in US; volunteer

More Utah technology companies are joining's KidsCode
to teach free basic computer science and programming to local elementary
students. Volunteers from Health Catalyst and Nuvi are working with
others from, Domo and Vivint at seven Utah schools.

Through the KidsCode program, volunteers help 4th-6th graders develop
new skills and raise their level of confidence when dealing with
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

KidsCode, launched in 2014 by's Do
Good Foundation
, has already trained more than 1,500 Utah children
using curriculum. More companies, including those from other
states, can sign up to adopt a school close to them by visiting

"I'm always thrilled when more companies join KidsCode, because it gives
us the opportunity to expand the program to more children around Utah
and beyond," said Dave Elkington, CEO, "There is a
clear tech skills gap, and for Silicon Slopes to advance its standing to
a global tech hub, we need to close it. This can only be achieved when
private companies partner with public schools."

"We have been sending volunteers to a local elementary school since
September 2017 and have nothing but high praise for this program," said
Crystal Anderson, People Operations Business Partner at Health
. "The kids love it, the volunteers love it, and we are
truly opening the kids' eyes to the possibilities they have ahead of
them if they pursue coding."

Schools participating in the 24-week program now or within the next year

  • Maple Ridge Elementary in Mapleton
  • Sage Creek Elementary in Springville
  • American Academy of Innovation in Jordan
  • Foothill Elementary in Orem
  • Greenwood Elementary in American Fork
  • Plymouth Elementary in Taylorsville
  • Mapleton Elementary School

The KidsCode initiative is seeking more companies and schools to join
the program, allowing even more kids to learn about the professional
opportunities presented by STEM education.

"Domo chose to partner with a Title 1 school in our own backyard as a
way to give back to our community. Through KidsCode, and with the help
of coding education by, Domo employees have enjoyed watching
the progress of the over 200 fifth graders with whom they work and are
humbled when the kids say that coding class is the favorite part of
their day," said Cathy Donahoe, VP of human resources at Domo.

"Domo is committed to supporting the next generation of tech talent, and
KidsCode is one of many programs that advance that mission. We will
continue to support this program and hope to see more companies and
schools participate in KidsCode in the future."

The Do Good Foundation is a 1-1-1 philanthropic model, where companies
donate 1% time, resources and product to worthy causes that make the
world a better place. The Do
Good Foundation
also runs the GirlsCode program, which is aimed at
young girls and attempts to develop their interest in computer science.
To learn more or get involved in KidsCode, visit

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