All Star Code

 Our Vision 
All Star Code envisions a country where all young men of color have the access to the tools of success, where the ability to thrive is available to all who are willing to dare greatly.

 Our Mission 
All Star Code creates economic opportunity by developing a new generation of boys and young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed in a technological world.

Summer Intensive

The Summer Intensive is All Star Code's flagship program, a FREE six-week coding experience featuring both technical web development skills as well as essential career skills. Personal laptops and hotspots are provided to every student.

Using our three pillars: Dare Greatly, Celebrate Failure, and Tell Your Story, we give young men the skills, networks, and mindsets they need to succeed through technology.


ELIGIBILITY
Must be able to attend the entire program (6 Weeks, Mon-Fri for 4 hours per day)
No coding experience necessary to apply
Identify as Male
High School Students
Able to participate in live 3 hour remote technical sessions and 1 hour career skill sessions
Boys and Young Men of Color

TESTIMONIALS
cole

Cole Mattox

ASC 3

The ASC experience is unparalleled --- Our instructors were great teachers, I made friends in my cohort for life meeting students who have a special drive to succeed --- and I drew my inspiration from the African American executives who took me under their wing with pride. They gave me strength. They inspired me to want to learn more and do more. They have changed my life.

Kwaku Boafoh Agyeman

Parent

We are very proud of the work you are doing with and for our kids. As a young man, Kojo (ASC 5) acknowledges how much  he has grown up as a person in the last few weeks spending time with you! I've garnered that info from him and from his conversations with his friends. The kid appears to be on a different level! This summer has been awesome.
celeste

Celeste Bell

Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources at Deutsch NY

VP of Talent Acquisition, at Publicis Media

There's so many wonderful things I can say about the program because I'm able to see it myself. A lot of times, when you give to an organization you don't get to actually see the benefits. But when you get to see it yourself, it just makes a difference. It makes you think 'We have to continue. I want to see this grow. I want to see it in every state in the country. Every city should have a program like this, because it's so important.

Six Week Overview
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  • Week 6

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Applications are open from January 5, 2022 to April 15, 2022


FAQ
          When is the Summer Intensive?          
The 2022 Virtual Summer Intensive will take place Monday through Friday, from July 11th through August 19th, and will be split between morning and afternoon sessions. Student orientation will be held virtually on June 30th from 6-8pm EST, and our culminating event known as Demo Day, will be held on August 18th from 5-9pm EST.
         
          Where does the Summer Intensive take place?          
Traditionally, students are placed in a class of 20 students. These sites are provided by our corporate partners and have included Google, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Spotify, Medidata, Major League Baseball, Carnegie Mellon University, and many others. Although the program is virtual and taught over Zoom, our students will still have the opportunity to interact with our corporate partners through exclusive workshops, speaking engagements, and more!
         
          Why should I apply to the Summer Intensive?          
The Summer Intensive is a once in a lifetime experience. We offer a FREE technical education in building practical web applications, career skill education in topics like networking and resume building, free laptops and hotspots, and opportunities to network with tech professionals on a weekly basis.
         
          What is the application process?          
At the end of each month, we will reach out to applicants who show the best chance for success in the Summer Intensive. These ideal candidates will be invited to the second part of the application, which offers applicants a chance to better represent themselves via 3 short-answer questions. These applicants have approximately 2 weeks to complete Part 2.

Final decisions will be made based on applicants' demonstration of All Star Skills. Offers will be sent out at that time, and applicants have 2 weeks to accept offers and complete the appropriate paperwork. The entire process will be managed through our new admissions portal, where students are free to login, check their progress, and reach out to our team at any time.
         
          Is there a GPA requirement?          
No! Our All Stars shine in all sorts of ways, and grades are just one way to shine. GPA is NOT used in our admissions process.

We do collect GPA data for our statistics, though!
         
          Where do students end up after the Summer Intensive?               
After completing the Summer Intensive, many students continue building their programming skills through freelance work, college internships, or working as a seasonal instructor here at All Star Code, among many other opportunities. Additionally, all Scholars (program alumni) receive invitations to join our Scholar Portal for exclusive internships, jobs, and workshops.

Note for Scholars: If you have already attended our Summer Intensive program, please do not reapply. Students are only allowed one Summer Intensive experience. Scholars (program alumni), please check out our Scholar Portal for exclusive opportunities!
         
          When will I know if I was accepted into the program?               
Applicants can expect a notification of acceptance between 3-6 weeks after applying through our admissions portal. We try our best to process applications quickly.

Seats are limited! The sooner you apply the better chances you have of being selected!
         
          What programming languages are taught?          
All Star Code is primarily based around web development, using technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
         
          I already know how to code. Am I eligible?          
Definitely! You will probably love the Summer Intensive even more if you have this kind of head start. Please send inquiries to admissions@allstarcode.org, if you have questions about specific skills.
         
          Can I join the Summer Intensive if I'm not in high school yet?            
Our program is specifically designed for students in high school. If you're not yet eligible, or aren't sure about applying just yet, please check out our virtual coding challenge, Crack the Code!
         
          Do I have to be a US citizen to apply?          
We welcome all students to apply regardless of their residency status. Whether you are a US citizen, on a visa/green card, or undocumented, you will be welcomed at All Star Code.

However! Students must be located in the United States for the program's duration, and a US mailing address and phone number are required.
         
          I don't go to a traditional school (home schooled, not attending, etc.), am I still eligible?            
Yes! Applicants who are not currently attending high school will still be considered if they are 15, 16 or 17 years old. When filling out the form, please indicate your situation under the question "What is the name of your current high school?"

Please send inquiries to admissions@allstarcode.org, if you have questions about your application.
         
          Will there be a waiting list?          
Absolutely! Given the limited number of seats available, many applicants will qualify for the program but will not be selected in the first round. Applicants on the waiting list will be invited to join as spots become available.
         
          How can I improve my chances? What does it take to be an All Star?            
All Stars:
  • Respect others
  • Demonstrate logical thinking
  • Demonstrate growth mindset
  • Look up terms they're not familiar with (like "Growth mindset" )
  • Embrace "Celebrate Failure" = are hungry to learn by stepping out of their comfort zone
  • Embrace "Dare Greatly" = are ready to take risks
  • Embrace "Tell Your Story" = can convey ideas clearly and see value in doing so
  • Uplift others around them

In addition to this, we encourage you to participate in our virtual coding challenge, Crack the Code! It serves as a great introduction to some of our Summer Intensive topics.
         
          What is your attendance policy?          
Given the intensive nature of the program, students must not miss any day during the first week of the program. The first week is a zero-tolerance week.

Here's everything you need to know about attendance:
  • Day 1: If a student is absent on the first day of the program, July 11th, their seat is forfeit.
  • A student is considered absent if they login to their virtual classroom 30 minutes past the scheduled start time.
  • Students with 3 absences will be dismissed from the program. For each absence, the student's Parent/Guardian is informed and the student must attend Office Hours until they are caught up with the missed material.
  • Three latenesses = 1 Absence
  • A student is considered late if they are not present by the scheduled start time.
         
          What is your expulsion policy?          
All Star Code reserves the right to expel students for any of the following reasons:
  • Missing any day in the first week
  • Having 3 absences
  • Missing weekly project submissions and being unresponsive via phone and email
  • Using abusive language
  • Showing disrespect towards instructors & host site space
  • Harrassing, intimidating, or discriminating anyone


All Star Code is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of harassment. We will not tolerate anyone (including students) intimidating, humiliating or sabotaging others in our workplace. We also prohibit wilful discrimination based on age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion or disability.
         
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