December 8, 2022 | In News

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

In-person workshop On November 19th Black Boys Code held its first in-person workshop since the pandemic. This was the first in-person workshop in over two years and it was a great opportunity for students, mentors, and parents to come together for a fun, interactive time of learning, sharing, a

December 8, 2022 | In News

BLACK KIDS CODE TURNS ONE !

Black Kids Code Turns One ! In 2021 Black Kids Code (Girls) launched the first-ever program in Canada dedicated specifically to the needs of Black girls in tech at a national level. Currently, only 2.5 % of computing-related jobs are held by African-American women; Canadian stats mirror this g

December 8, 2022 | In News

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Happy Holidays All of us at Black Boys Code would like to take a moment to wish you, your families, and your loved ones a very Happy Holiday season! We urge you to take the time to create wonderful new memories this season with those closest to you. We’d also like to extend a huge thank you fo

November 3, 2022 | In News

GIVING TUESDAY

Giving Tuesday Wow! …and Just like that, the summer is over and Fall has arrived!Black Boys Code has been busy these past few months with several exciting projects. Here’s what you might have missed: Chicago Summer Camp Together with your support, we were able to expand Black Boys Code prog

November 3, 2022 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE WINDSOR CHAPTER VISITS VR CAVE

Black Boys Code Windsor Chapter visits VR Cave On July 29th, 2022, twenty-five students from the Black Boys Code Windsor chapter got a chance to experience the very latest in virtual reality effects, during a visit to the Kia Canada VR CaveLed by Chapter Leader Claudius Thomas, the boys were able t

October 25, 2022 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE CHRIS COOPER SPOTLIGHT

Black Boys Code Chris Cooper spotlight Spotlight When IT Recruiter Christopher Cooper was looking for a summer program for his son to participate in, he came across a unique one: - a coding program designed for and aimed specifically at young Black boys. Christopher knew firsthand about the

August 11, 2022 | In News

JULY NEWS LETTER -HACKATHON

Quarterly newsletter Hackathon In-person Learning is Back! After the global pandemic forced most of us to take a digital pilgrimage and pivot to working virtually, Black Boys Code is excited to begin the transition back to in-person programs! To kick things off was our The Future is Automation Hac

August 11, 2022 | In News

JULY NEWS LETTER – FIRST YEAR OF AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SUCCESSFULLY ENDS!

July News letter First Year of after school program successfully ends! In the summer of 2021, Black Boys Code held our first-ever Canadian summer technology camp. Despite the ongoing pandemic, enrolment numbers were high, completion rates were excellent and we managed to spark our campers

August 11, 2022 | In News

JULY NEWS LETTER – BLACK BOYS CODE COMES TO CHICAGO!

Quarterly newsletter Black Boys Code comes to Chicago! On July 5th Black Boys Code officially opened our second American chapter with the launch of our Summer Technology Camp in Chi-town! That's right! Black Boys Code is now in Chicago! This summer camp offers problem-solving, digital liter

August 4, 2022 | In News

CHICAGO LAUNCH

Black Boys Code comes to Chicago! Black Boys Code is excited to announce our second American location in Chicago with the launch of a 5-week technology summer camp! Launched on July 5th in collaboration with a local nonprofit, After School Matters, this summer camp is providing Black teens in Ch

April 21, 2022 | In News

BRYAN JOHNSON BUILDS WITH BLACK BOYS CODE

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July 28, 2021 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE MENTIONED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

Ethical concerns of bias and societal impact plague artificial intelligence discourse and research. Questions around who is at the forefront of innovation are necessary, especially when considering, for example, facial recognition software that fails to accurately identify Black faces and bodies.​

July 28, 2021 | In News

BLACKBOYSCODE CARES

BlackBoysCodeCares is a social responsibility program that builds on BlackBoysCode’s mission to Improve the lives of Black boys through Education in technology. The BlackBoysCodeCares initiative was created to help families who had difficulty with access to technology. We are working with te

July 28, 2021 | In News

WINDSOR CHAPTER TURNS 1

Our Windsor chapter celebrated their one-year anniversary this week! Congratulations on making a meaningful impact in the Windsor area and continuing to pursue growth. Starting a chapter is not an easy task, as I'm sure many of you can attest to, so making it this far is worth celebrating. Throughou

February 4, 2021 | In News

REFLECTING ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH

After an unprecedented year and a global movement to end systemic racism, Black History Month offers an opportunity to recognize the many accomplishments of Black leaders, both past and present. It’s also a reminder that we must continue drive change to end anti-Black racism and create social chan

September 21, 2020 | In News

THE CODE TO SUCCESS

As the Black Lives Matter movement spread across different industries this year, 5,874 scientists around the world signed an online pledge in support of #ShutDownSTEM. The one-day strike in June was a call to action against anti-Black racism in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. &

September 1, 2020 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF PROVIDING BLACK BOYS (8-17) WITH FREE COMPUTER SCIENCE AND CODING KNOWLEDGE

Since 2015, more than 1,500 Black boys have participated in coding workshops, hackathons, after-school programs, and summer technology camps through Black Boys Code. (more…)

June 19, 2020 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE GAINS MOMENTUM IN OTTAWA

A recently formed local chapter of an organization that aims to inspire young Black boys to become digital creators and technological innovators through coding workshops is rapidly gaining popularity in the nation’s capital. (more…)

March 16, 2020 | In News

EMPOWER MALE YOUTH THROUGH CODING

Can we intellectually, socially, and politically empower boys and young men by simply teaching them how to code? The simple answer is: YES. (more…)

March 16, 2020 | In News

STRENGTHENING THE FUTURE OF BLACK YOUTH: BLACK BOYS CODE

There’s no doubt that technology has infiltrated our everyday lives. From our cars, to refrigerators, to the latest TVs, phones, apps, and so much more. It’s hard to think of a personal or household device that doesn’t require technology to function. (more…)

December 16, 2019 | In News

NGO’S NEW OTTAWA CHAPTER TEACHES KIDS THE CODE TO SUCCESS

“Angle bracket, exclamation point, doctype, HTML, angle bracket.” In a classroom at Carleton University, 11-year-old Abdeck Ahmed read aloud the elements from a block of text on his laptop. On this Saturday in November, the room was filled by nearly 20 children under the age of 12.  

September 15, 2019 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE GROWING TO 11 CHAPTERS ACROSS CANADA

September 2019 – Black Boys Code (BBC) is honoured to be named a CanCode funding recipient by the Canadian Government earlier this month. Black Boys Code is a technology start-up that introduces young Black boys to the STEM disciplines with a focus on computer science. (more…)

September 14, 2019 | In News

INTRODUCING BLACK BOYS CODE ACADEMY

Black Boys Code is pleased to announce to launch of our new Learning Management System, Black Boys Code Academy, intended to further enhance the learning experience of the boys in our programs.  (more…)

April 8, 2019 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE CLOSING RACIAL DIVIDE IN STEM

Black Boys Code, a national organization that introduces young black boys to coding, is making major strides towards closing the racial divide in the computer science field. (more…)

March 15, 2019 | In News

THE POOR REPRESENTATION OF BLACK CANADIANS IN TECH IS LACKING ATTENTION

Written by: Giovanni HoSang, SFU Student I have been in the Bachelors of Science in computing science at SFU since transferring here from Jamaica’s University of the West Indies in 2015. In that time, the culture shock I’ve experienced has been massive. (more…)

October 15, 2017 | In News

NEW ONTARIO FUNDING WILL HELP BLACK YOUTH INTERESTED IN STEM, FINANCE CAREERS

Ontario’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services says the move will help fight the under representation of young Black people in fields such as in finance, business and engineering. (more…)

May 23, 2017 | In News

BLACK BOYS CODE’ AIMS TO CHANGE FACE OF TECH WORLD

Bryan Johnson is used to standing out for more than just his skills and work ethic. Johnson, who spent 20 years working in technology at UPS and later Aeroplan, recalls a trip to the UPS head office in Atlanta, Georgia, where a third of the population identifies as black or African American.