Code Ninjas to Debut First Center in Quad-Cities, Teaching Kids To Code, Build Video Games
Say the words “video game” and your kids are bound to stop and listen. The local owners of a new Code Ninjas, a learning center that debuts June 14 at 4750 Utica Ridge Rd., Ste. 400, Davenport, 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.
The first Quad Cities location is owned and operated by local entrepreneurial couple Kyle Kuehl and Summer Olson. Summer and Kyle enjoy investing into businesses that have a positive impact in their community. While researching Code Ninjas, and visiting the headquarters in Houston, TX with their 8-year-old son, Cooper, they believed that kids in Davenport area could benefit from a high level of STEM education.
“Code Ninjas introduces coding and STEM education to kids in a fun and interactive way, but it also teaches them quality team building and critical thinking skills that will be useful to them in a variety of future jobs,” said Kyle. “A concept like Code Ninjas in the Quad Cities area, will allow kids to get involved in being at the forefront of technology.”
Quad Cities children ages 7-14 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. Everything about Code Ninjas is built around fun, which keeps kids coming back. But the center also provides the results that parents are looking for, as their children gain coding and problem-solving skills they’ll need for the jobs of the future.
Code Ninjas accomplishes this with a robust, game-based curriculum made up of nine belts, just like martial arts. The curriculum is self-paced, but not self-taught; kids 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.
For more information about the Quad Cities Code Ninjas location, please visit https://www.codeninjas.com/locations-list/us/ia/davenport or call (563) 271-9372
Founded in 2016, Code Ninjas® is the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise. At Code Ninjas centers, kids learn to code while building their own video games. They gain problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. Kids have fun, parents see results®. For more information, visit codeninjas.com.