Coding for Change

Coding for Change helps low-income teens build computer knowledge by providing them with a free device and basic coding training. 

What We Do

Working with Best BuyHUD, public housing authorities, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we:

  • Provide teens with Kano devices
  • Deliver training on computer programming basics, or coordinate to have Best Buy Geek Squad employees and local partners as volunteer teachers
  • Work to secure a set of devices so each host organization can continue the model independently


We have held Coding for Change events in:

  • Cliffside Park, New Jersey
  • Jersey City, New Jersey
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Oakland, California
  • Miami, Florida
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Denver, Colorado

To date, we have trained more than 1,400 teens


For more information contact Amber Petty, Senior Manager, National Programs at