A summer-long camp for high school students to learn how to build websites while having fun.
Seventy Five North and AIM Institute are partnering to work on the growing tech gap among women, people of color and lower-income individuals through the Highlander Tech Talent Initiative. Highlander Code Camp is a 7-week web development program for fifteen high school students living in or attending school in North Omaha. The camp focuses on website creation, project management, job readiness and fun summer activities.
Outside of in-class learning, Highlander Code Camp participants will meet with business leaders at startups and larger organizations, attend a weekly yoga class, receive an attendance stipend, and take field trips to summer activities. We hope to inspire and motivate students to pursue opportunities in tech while learning about the possibilities of Omaha.
+ What are major dates I should know about?
•March 19: Application opens
•April 27: Application closes
•April 30 - May 7: Interviews take place at school
•May 10: Participants are selected and notified
•May 16: Orientation with parents
•June 4: First day of class
•July 2 - 6: No class for Fourth of July
•July 27: Last day of class + Graduation
+ What does a typical day/week look like?
9:00 - 9:30 AM: Arrive + free breakfast
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Web development instruction
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 PM: Varies each day. Includes more instruction, yoga classes, field trips or other activites.
Each week will include a rotation of classroom instruction, group work, mindfulness exercises, mentoring, field trips and plenty of food.
+ What will you receive for participating?
•Each student will receive dedication from instructors and mentors to help on this journey.
•A laptop will be provided and can be kept after the course is completed.
•Two meals every day: breakfast and lunch.
•A monthly bus pass, if needed.
•A weekly stipend based on attendence!
+What are our expectations of students?
Each student must commit to attending class everyday and treat each instructor, mentor and classmate with respect. We ask for participation and the courage to ask for help when needed.
We understand learning how to build websites is difficult. Students will receive help when feeling frustrated and additional tutoring can be provided. We just ask for curiosity, the will to learn something new and to ask for help when needed.
+ Are there any eligibility requirements?
Before you apply, make sure you meet our eligibility requirements!
•Make a commitment to attend all 7-weeks of camp
•Attend one of the following high schools: Omaha North, Omaha Benson, Omaha Northwest, Omaha Central or live in one of the following zip codes: 68110, 68111, 68104, 68132.
•Receive free/reduced lunch
•Be a current freshman, sophomore or junior
•Interested in leaning more about a college or career path in the technology industry.
If you are interested in applying, click the button below to complete an online application and assessment. Make sure you have read all of the program overview before submitting an application!