ALL STAR CODE

SUMMER INTENSIVE

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Pittsburgh

New York City

THE ALL STAR CODE SUMMER INTENSIVE

All Star Code works to close the racial wealth gap by developing a new generation of entrepreneurs who have the tools they need to succeed in tech. Our flagship program, the Summer Intensive (SI), is a FREE six week program designed to give high school boys the access and exposure they need to become successful tech entrepreneurs. Through real-world experiences at top tech companies, and hands-on, project-based learning, All Stars finish the program with both coding skills and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Host Sites

8

Guest Speakers

30

Site Visits

22

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT YOU'LL GET

Computer Science

Mobile Web Development

Entrepreneurship

Networking Skills

Mentorship

Intersectionality

Growth Mindset

FREE Food

FREE Laptop

STUDENT PROJECTS

2017 student projects

PROJECT SYNC

Our goal is to increase empathy within our community. Statistically, one in five Americans suffer from a mental or physical disability, but only fifty percent of teens show compassion towards them.

TIC TAC BRO

A simple game of tic tac toe to play. You play as X and the computer plays as O. Start by choosing a square to play!

123 HAMSTER

123 Hamster teaches kids new concepts at the click of a button! Students can use this app to improve their SAT scores.

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Applications are for the 2018 Summer Intensive are now closed.


FAQ

Q: When is the Summer Intensive?

A: The 2018 Summer Intensive will take place weekdays from July 9th through August 17th, 9 AM to 4 PM, with optional office hours from 4 PM to 5 PM.

Q: Where does the Summer Intensive take place?

A: All Stars are placed in a cohort of 20 boys at a real tech company in Manhattan. This year we are happy to announce that All Star Code will also serve the students of Pittsburgh, and will partner with a tech company there to host our first cohort outside of NYC. Our past host sites include Microsoft, Google, and Goldman Sachs. You’ll also get to venture outside of the office, with site visits to other companies, guest speakers, and fun team-building activities with other cohorts of All Stars.

Q: Is it really free?

A: Yes. It’s totally free, including transportation and meals during the program. Students will be given a free Metrocard (New York City), PATH card (New Jersery), or ConnectCard (Pittsburgh) for travel to and from the program! Details for this program will be shared after acceptance.

Q: Is there a GPA requirement?

A: No. Our All Stars shine in all sorts of ways, and grades are just one way to shine. GPA is NOT used in our selection process. We do collect GPA data for our statistics.

Q: What programming languages are taught?

A: JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Students may also learn addtional languages for their final projects.

Q: I already know how to code. Am I eligible?

A: Definitely. You will probably love the Summer Intensive even more if you have this kind of head start. Please send inquiries to ASC Admissions, if you have questions about specific skills.

Q: I'm not in high school yet, but I'm really interested in coding. Can I join the Summer Intensive?

A: Our program is specifically designed for rising juniors and seniors in high school. We’d love to see you at non-SI events throughout the year and welcome your application when you are old enough!

Q: When will I know if I was accepted into the program?

A: Once the application closes in March, there will be a selection period. All students who are accepted into the program will receive notifications by the end of April.

Q: Will there be a waiting list?

A: Absolutely. Many students will qualify for the program but will not be selected in the first round. They will receive notification of the opportunity to join a waiting list, and will be invited to join as spots become available.

Q: You say that preference is given to Black and Latino students. I'm not Black or Latino; does that mean I'm not eligible?

A: Less than 1% of VC-backed startups has a Black or Latino founder on the team, and our programming is designed to inspire All Stars to change that. We want to give priority to the students most directly affected by this stark opportunity gap, who in this case, self-identify as Black and/or Latino. We have always welcomed students of other identities in our program, so we encourage you to apply, but priority will be given to qualified Black and/or Latino students.


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