Kids and parents invited to CoderDojo Anvil kickoff this weekend

The third annual CoderDojo Anvil kicks off Saturday. Kids and their parents are getting a chance to learn more about coding.

Posted: Aug 22, 2018 8:03 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Kids and their parents are getting a chance to learn more about coding this weekend.

The third annual CoderDojo Anvil Kicks off Saturday. This non-profit group teaches coding skills to kids who are 7 to 17 years old for free.

"We just want to be able to introduce kids to code and STEM and technology," said CoderDojo Anvil co-founder Doonyah Alucozai. "That's something not a lot of kids have been exposed to before. So, we just want to give them that opportunity."

At this event, there will be interactive booths and lunch will be provided. Last year, more than 150 people showed up and the group is hoping to keep growing.

New this year, the group is partnering with different Purdue student organizations, "And showcasing what they're all about and letting the kids know all their opportunities if they decide that Purdue is where they want to go," Alucozai said.

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis will also be making an appearance. He is be speaking about the importance of STEAM education. Starbucks, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Barnes & Noble will also be there.

The group plans to raffle off fun giveaways throughout the afternoon. The kickoff is being held Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Anvil off of Grant Street.

For tickets to the kickoff event click here.

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