Kids in El Paso can learn to create games and apps with classes in the Coding Ninjas franchise
Code Ninjas, a cool franchise that turns kids into savvy coders, is coming to El Paso.
The franchise will open January 31 inside West Towne Marketplace, 6450 N. Desert Blvd., Ste. G-103.
Code Ninjas helps kids learn coding and game development skills through a self-paced game-based curriculum, so they learn while having fun.
As children develop their skills with the help of the senseis at the center, they progress through a belt system – from white to black – until they can code or create their own game or app. The coding lessons will be aimed at children aged 5 to 14 years old.
Owner Krissett Loya-Bodiford, a native of El Pasoan with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemistry and public health, said in a press release that she wanted to open a space for enthusiastic children to l idea to learn but who may not have a group to join. matches their interests.
“It’s about bringing together a community of creative, unique kids who might not feel like there is a special kind of group for them in school, but they want to be a part of. a community, ”she said.
The nine instructors of Code Ninjas include STEM majors from the University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University.
The dojo will be open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday. The monthly fee is $ 225. The dojo will accommodate 24 students at a time in a 1,300 square foot space.
The franchise was launched in 2017 in Houston and has hundreds of locations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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María Cortés González can be reached at 915-546-6150; [email protected]; @EPTMaria on Twitter.
This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: Coding Ninjas to provide classes for children in El Paso to improve their technical skills