Grades 3–5

Bold Idea uses Google's CS First program to introduce computer science to our youngest students. The program involves block-based coding using Scratch and are themed to attract students with varied interests.

Program Goals

  • Increase confidence when using computers
  • Instill courage to try new things
  • Grow perseverance when tackling difficult problems
  • Provide a sense of belonging in technology for underrepresented students
  • Collaborate with peers using pair programming and by working in project teams
  • Demonstrate the impact that CS has in careers and communities
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Project Themes

The CS First program offers a variety of themes, such as music, art, and game design, that are designed to capture a student's existing interests, while introducing them to core computer science concepts.

  • Storytelling
  • Friends
  • Fashion & Design
  • Art
  • Social Media
  • Sports
  • And more!

Fall 2017 for CS First

Open Enrollment

Families are welcome to register their students for any of the following locations that best fits their schedule and geography. Cost: $140 per student. Financial assistance available.

SATURDAY LocationS

The MIX Coworking & Creative Space
9125 Diceman Drive, Dallas, TX 75218

Frisco Athletic Center (FAC)
5828 Nancy Jane
Frisco, TX 75035

UT Dallas Arts & Technology Building
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080

Bottle Rocket 
14841 Dallas Pkwy, Floor 8
Addison, TX 75254

Partner Locations

Bold Idea offers CS First at partner locations at no cost to the families these locations serve. These include:

Wesley-Rankin Community Center
3100 Crossman Ave, Dallas, TX 75212

Rosemont Elementary and International Language School (Dallas ISD)
719 N Montclair Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

Questions about registration?

Contact Ben Davis: ben@boldidea.org, 214-442-1635

Want to suggest a school or community center?

Contact Robyn Brown: robyn@boldidea.org, 214-442-1675