Code Ninjas, a new business in Castle Rock, is providing an environment that allows youths to use ninja knowledge. Colorado Community Media recently interviewed new business owners Andy and Kristy …
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Code Ninjas, a new business in Castle Rock, is providing an environment that allows youths to use ninja knowledge. Colorado Community Media recently interviewed new business owners Andy and Kristy Lathrop to talk about the activities, which are intended to encourage creativity in students.
Why did you open Code Ninjas?
We wanted to provide a missing and needed service in our community. Combined, we have more than 40 years of experience in technology and education. We want to take that experience and bring a passion for mentoring youth and young adults to reach their full potential.
Code Ninjas represents a business opportunity to maximize our family's strengths in empathetic leadership, management, and teaching in the high-growth and high-demand field of computer science.
What are services/programs you provide?
We provide computer coding and STEM education services. Kids learn to code while building their own video games. Code Ninjas is the world's largest and fastest growing kids coding franchise, with hundreds of locations in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. At our centers, kids learn problem-solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe and inspiring environment.
What ages do you serve?
Code Ninjas is open to students between ages 5 and 14, with a variety of time slots and options to fit family schedules.
Are there any summer programs to highlight?
Yes. We have summer camps in addition to our regular coding programs. Camps offer in-depth experiences in topics like robotics, 3D modeling, and game development in Minecraft and Roblox.
What are your goals in having a business in Castle Rock?
We want to provide 21st century technology skills that teach logic, problem-solving, creativity and resilience.
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