Youth Digital Gives Kids the Tools to Create

Not just consumers, but technology creators Youth Digital provides online computer courses that teach kids how to be digital creators and innovators. It also offers summer camps to those lucky enough to live near one of its 21 camp locations. But the founder of Youth Digital, Justin Richards, has a goal of reaching kids who…

Teachers: Embrace the Full Potential of Technology Education Through Creation

Our recent byline was published by Getting Smart. In January, President Obama announced his Computer Science for All initiative, proposing over $4 billion in funding for schools around the country to increase their computer science programs. K-12 schools can use the funds to train teachers, expand access to high-quality instructional materials, and build effective partnerships that will…

Youth Digital Releases Expansion Pack to Help Kids Code with Minecraft

Mod Design 1 lays the foundation by teaching kids aged 8 to 14, professional Java programming as they learn to code with Minecraft. Throughout the modules, students watch videos and create their own unique Minecraft mods. 27-year-old Justin Richards founded the Youth Digital education platform in 2010 with the goal of inspiring the next generation…

Hip Homeschooling: Teaching Kids to Code with Minecraft

While coding a website may not sound as interesting, we have stumbled upon a way to bring coding to life through Youth Digital. Youth Digital is a website that offers coding classes for children ages 8-14. Many of their classes use the medium of Minecraft, and this was what really drew my sons interest. Read…

PCMag: The Best Apps and Services for Learning to Code

Coding is a critical skill these days—whether you’re building a personal website, assembling a professional portfolio, or striving for a promotion at work. Here’s how to find the best online coding class for you. We’ve even reviewed some apps for kids, too, because it’s never too early to start coding. Read more on PCMag –>

Youth Digital Receives PCMag Editor’s Choice Award

Coding education classes, especially those geared toward kids, like to use ideas from video games to make the lessons more enjoyable. Some of those programs even include introductory game-design courses, along with classes on more serious coding topics. But Youth Digital’s kid-friendly computer science classes put gaming at the forefront with their treasure trove of robust,…