What is the name and purpose of your Gold Award project?
The name of my Gold Award is “Coding is Magic”. My​ ​issue addresses the lack of coding programs for children. My target audience is​ ​elementary to middle school children. I have always thought coding was cool. But, There​ ​were not programs for me to learn how to code until last year. I believe children will benefit if​ ​they are exposed to code at a younger age.
What sustainable impact does your Gold Award project have on the community?
What insights/takeaway did you gain from your project?
I learned that problem solving is key. I have become very effective at detecting coding errors. I had to teach slowly and not assume anything. My communications skills through interactions with parents and participants improved. I was able to closely mentor and inspire children. I successfully facilitated activities requiring applications of leadership, mentorship and time management skills.