About

Mission

Our goal is to transform young people from passive users of technology to innovative problem solvers and visionaries that are equipped with the tools they need to reimagine society.

Approach

We teach young people how to think before they learn how to code - like Schoolhouse Rock! for computer science...but lit!

CodeScty is a tech-forward music education platform that provides original hip hop music, videos, and experiential learning activities in order to teach computer science principles and computational thinking to 7-10th grade students who are under-represented in STE(A)M.

Our suite of content provides a foundational understanding of how technology works in preparation for more advanced computer science education. We transform youth from passive users of tech to empowered problem solvers and developers.

Impact

The CodeScty Learning Experience (LX)CodeScty is an interactive learning experience (LX) designed to introduce young people to computational thinking and coding concepts through a cultural lens they are familiar with. We recognize young people as experts in new technology, with access to new tools, platforms and applications at their fingertips that changes each day. As a result, the CodeScty learning experience is kinetic and dynamic, where students are moving, out of their seats, and creating art, with art and youth culture as an entry point for CS education.

CodeScty curriculum is aligned with the CS4ALL Blueprint and Common Core ELA standards, and shares a 1-1 relationship with the blueprint for common core computer science education. The CS4ALL Blueprint identifies five key concepts for CS Education: algorithms, abstraction, programming, data and networks, and skills such as analyzing, prototyping, and communicating. Using these key concepts and skills as a foundation, we write music and create media that serves as an entry point for understanding each concept, and follow up with supplemental classroom activities that test student’s skills in each content area. In addition to engaging with the music, the classroom comes alive with case studies, design challenges, and games to deepen student’s knowledge, analyze and embody key concepts, and check for understanding.

Team

Dynamic team of artists, educators, and technologists.

Armando Somoza

CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Chenits Pettigrew

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

Angel Lopez

DESIGN DIRECTOR

John "JR" Robinson

HEAD OF CONTENT & COMMUNICATIONS

Eddy Mosley

HEAD OF EDUCATION

Asante Amin

HEAD OF MUSIC PRODUCTION

Marcie Chin

HEAD OF PRODUCT

Incubators

Partners

Album

#BethePlug

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NETWORKS

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ALGORITHM

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