CodeWorks is a 5-week coding bootcamp where youth get paid to learn to code! The program operates in partnership with the University of Baltimore and the Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program, managed by the Mayor's Office of Employment Development. CodeWorks is open to youth ages 15-21.

We launched CodeWorks in 2016 with our program serving youth ages 16-21 at four sites across the city. The goal of CodeWorks is strongly aligned with our mission to empower Baltimore City youth to thrive in the 21st Century economy. We achieve this by nurturing youth’s ability to think both critically and creatively and by exposing them to CS and tech professionals in the Baltimore Tech ecosystem. Eligible youth are enrolled in a 1-hour credit course at UB which can be transferred once matriculated at a college or university. To read about the success of the program, check out this CNN Tech article.

In the past we’ve offered participants the opportunity to explore Game Development, Web Development, Javascript, and Digital Forensics. We hope to expand our offerings in the upcoming session.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the CodeWorks 2019 Interest Form below. All interested youth must complete this form. Please note that completion of the form does not guarantee acceptance. Interested youth must also apply to YouthWorks in order to be considered for our program. Interested youth are also encouraged to attend our Information Session in February. More details will be posted soon!

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