CodeScholar is a 5-week coding bootcamp where youth get paid to learn to code! The program operates in partnership with University of Baltimore and the Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program, managed by the Mayor's Office of Employment Development. CodeScholar is open to rising ninth graders aged 14.


This is the first year that we are offering CodeScholar. This program is specifically designed to be a bridge program for rising ninth graders to help prepare you for high school, and give you practical on-the-job experience.

Want to learn computer science skills and get paid? Then CodeScholar is for you! In this intense 5-week program you will spend one week on each of the following computer science topics:


Week 1: Computer Literacy and IT Fundamentals. Learn the basics of how computers work, what components make up a computer, and how to navigate computer functions.

Week 2: Web Development. Work with a team to learn to write web development code such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript while you develop an original website.

Week 3: App / Game Development. Work with a team to learn app development as you design and program an original app.

Week 4: Robotics. Work with a team to learn how to design, program, and build a working robot prototype.

Week 5: Cybersecurity. Work with a team to learn how to build secure networks, defend against cyber attacks, and network vulnerabilities in a week that will end with a cyber capture the flag event.

The application for CodeScholar 2019 is closed. Please check back in January 2020 for info on summer 2020.

For questions regarding CodeScholar, please email and use “Re: CodeScholar” in the subject line.