Teaching Kids Programming

Project at a Glance

Teaching Kids Programming began in the United States in 2009 and now serves children all over the world.  They work to encourage children, especially young girls, to become more engaged in technology by teaching them basic programming skills.  The courseware is developed by the two founders and offered to students and teachers free with training provided.

In 2014
• Launched TKPJava events in San Diego, London, Malmo Sweden
• Nearly completed TKPJava courseware translation, added other teaching tools

Since 2009
• Over 1500 students reached through more than 30 events using TKP courseware
• The courseware has been taught in 15 US States and 10 foreign countries
• Over 95% of children participating said they’d like to attend another TKP event
• The founders have presented on their methods at the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Agile 2011 International Convention, the 140Edu Convention and the TechEd Convention in New Zealand and Australia


About the Project

Background and History



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Recent updates

6 Aug 2014

Working Together And Keeping Kids Engaged

Teaching Kids Programming is an innovative program to introduce kids, particularly girls, to programming at a young age.  But keeping kids interested in a computer language rooted in minutia and weird symbols is not easy! So how do they do it?


Their primary methodology is what they call the &ld[…] KEEP READING

29 Mar 2014

Building a Better World in the USA

Mona Foundation supports educational initiatives across the world including in the USA.  One of these is Teaching Kids Programming (TKP).  All children benefit from learning to code.  This is a guiding principle of Teaching Kids Programming that aims to create engaging and fun courseware for both girls and boys, and to provi[…] KEEP READING

16 Jan 2014

Congratulations to Teaching Kids Programming!

Teaching Kids Programming (TKP) is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Microsoft and the Windows AzureDev community campaign. This is a new campaign that focuses on changing the world through code.  To kick the campaign off they awarded $100,000 to five nonprofits focused on techonology education.  TKP was one of three third pl[…] KEEP READING

11 Dec 2013

The Hour of Code is Upon Us

This week the likes of Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates AND our partner project Teaching Kids Programming (TKP) are team[…] KEEP READING

17 Oct 2013

Putting STEM to Work to Build a Brighter Future

Teaching Kids Programming (TKP) has been busy this year working hard to incorporate STEM in the lives of more children in the USA and around the world.  Most recently, they attended the Silicon Valley Code Camp in California and taught Java to the participating children.  For Lynn, the co-founder of TKP, this is a family affair a[…] KEEP READING

26 Aug 2013

Creating Creators instead of Consumers

All children can benefit from learning to code. This is a guiding principle of one of our partner projects, Teaching Kids Programming (TKP) that also aims to create engaging and fun courseware for both girls and boys, and to provide teacher training that is easy and a[…] KEEP READING

9 Nov 2012

Bringing Technology Training to an Undeveloped Paradise

A few weeks ago, toward the end of October, we were thrilled to help fund Teaching Kids Programming (TKP) to take a special trip to the small undeveloped island of Moloka’i, Hawaii. Moloka’i is 38 miles long, 10 miles wide and has just 7,000 people. Over 5[…] KEEP READING

31 May 2012

"Some people don't get to learn these things..."

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of observing a Teaching Kids Programming (TKP) workshop in action on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA. The workshop was part of a joint program with another Seattle area nonprofit called IGNITE. There were about 25 girls particip[…] KEEP READING

23 May 2012

Teaching Kids Programming Makes Exciting Strides

Teaching Kids Programming is making exciting strides in expanding their reach and increasing their impact!

- They have formed a partnership with a middle school in Orange County,[…] KEEP READING

21 Dec 2011

Mona Foundation adopts a new project!

We are very excited to announce that we have recently adopted a new project - Teaching Kids Programming (TKP).  Here is some background on TKP and the work they do in Seattle and around the world.

Lynn Langit was inspired to start TKP during her work at Microsoft where she was instrumental in helping to create the coursework for thei[…] KEEP READING