Say the words “video game” and kids are bound to stop and listen.
The local owners of a new Code Ninjas, a learning center that debuted in August at 678 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, know that video games aren’t only fun, but educational.
Code Ninjas will serve the local area by teaching children computer coding and problem-solving skills while having fun building video games.
To celebrate the opening of the new center, Code Ninjas in Yardley will hold a grand opening event on Sept. 28. Attendees can enjoy an afternoon filled with a variety of STEM activities, games, raffles and tours of the facility.
The Yardley location is owned and operated by Eric Renfors and George Schott. Renfors worked as an educator and principal in the public school system for 27 years and understands the importance and need for continued STEM education for kids. Renfors and Schott are opening Code Ninjas Yardley with the goal to fill the educational gap by providing students with the knowledge, skills and overall advantage realized by being fluent in the world of computer languages.
Bucks County children ages 7 to 14 can look forward to visiting the new Code Ninjas center to learn how to code in a fun, safe and social learning environment where gaming is celebrated, and STEM is cool.
Code Ninjas offers a robust, game-based curriculum made up of nine belts, just like martial arts. The curriculum is self-paced, but not self-taught; children get immediate help and encouragement from Code Senseis and fellow students as they advance from white to black belt. The program keeps kids motivated with little wins along the way, and “Belt-Up” celebrations where they receive color-coded wristbands to mark their graduation to the next level. By the time a child finishes the program, they will publish an app in an app store.
Code Ninjas offers a variety of opportunities for children to get involved, including a flexible weeknight drop-in program, camps and Parents Night Out events on weekends.
Any high school or college students who have at least a B grade point average who are interested in working as “Senseis,” i.e., coding assistants, can send an email to email@example.com
For information about the Yardley Code Ninjas location,visit codeninjas.com/locations/pa-yardley