[Give Chances] October Weekly Newsletter 4

Joyful Learning Series:
Coding Classes at Give Chances:
Fostering Digital Creativity and Building Confidence

Give Chances' coding classes, which commenced on October 16, are off to an impressive start, with several enthusiastic students participating. Every Monday evening, they gather to embark on a journey into the world of Python programming and digital drawing, a curriculum designed to ignite their creativity and coding skills.

The driving force behind these classes is none other than Sean Yoon, a dedicated volunteer at Give Chances who is now leading his third coding class. Notably, many of the students in the current class have previously participated in Sean's coding classes. Their high level of satisfaction and growing interest in coding are a testament to the positive impact of these programs.

Sean Yoon brings a wealth of experience to the table. As a STEM enthusiast, he boasts an impressive track record, including being a 2022 and 2023 ACSL finalist in Python. He is also a certified Python programmer.

Despite his credentials, Sean initially faced the challenge of adapting to online classes and ensuring that students remained engaged. He expressed concerns about whether the students were following along and finding the classes beneficial. However, as the classes progressed, Sean witnessed a remarkable transformation in his students. They increasingly became captivated by the world of coding, and their confidence in their abilities grew. This shift in attitude has not only boosted the students' self-esteem but was personally rewarding for Sean. He takes immense pride in witnessing his students' growing passion for coding and their expanding skillset.

The success of these coding classes is not only measured by the acquisition of technical skills but also by the way they instill confidence, foster creativity, and bring the joy of learning to young minds. With Sean's guidance, Give Chances continues to make a meaningful impact on the lives of these aspiring coders, nurturing their talents and empowering them to explore the limitless possibilities of the digital world. As the classes continue to flourish, Give Chances remains committed to providing valuable opportunities for its students to thrive.

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