The C.O.D.E. Initiative is a female-founded non-profit organization that stands for Creating Opportunities and Defining Education.
In 2021, The C.O.D.E Initiative was awarded a grant from the BC Tech Association’s Digital Lift program. This funding has allowed the organization to create the codewithCODE bursary program. The aim is to increase access to inclusive coding education, by breaking down cost barriers for those with financial need. Close to 200 workshop bursaries will be distributed through the application process, allowing neurodivergent students to register for courses at no cost to their families.
The codewithCODE program is open to children aged 6 to 17, who are diagnosed or self-identify as neurodivergent.
What is meant by neurodivergent?
Neurodivergent means students who are diagnosed or self-identify as being on the Autism Spectrum or having ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, GAD, or any other special needs or intellectual or developmental disabilities. It also mean any student who has any sort of exceptionality or learning difference that would benefit from 1:1 teaching.