NEW BRITAIN – Central Connecticut State University is looking for local and statewide non-profit organizations interested in participating in this year’s Random Hacks of Kindness Jr. event.
Random Hacks of Kindness Jr. is a coding program that pairs students in grades fourth through eight with a non-profit organization to collaborate in developing a prototype for a smartphone app customized for the organization.
“By the end of the day, we hope they will see how technology can have a positive impact on someone’s life,” said Patrice, Gans, founder and director of Random Hacks of Kindness.
Gans, a technology educator, organized the first Random Hacks of Kindness Jr. event at the Fraser Woods Montessori School in Newtown in May 2013.
CCSU’s Department of Computer Science will host the programming event from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Students in grades four through eight who wish to attend must register in advance by visiting www.rhokjr.org . There is a $15 fee which covers lunch and refreshments. No prior programming experience is needed to participate.
Area non-profit organizations interested in participating in the event should contact Gans by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also visit www.rhokjr.org for additional information.
- Skyler Frazer, Staff Writer