Code Ninjas to Debut in Bountiful
Bountiful—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 May 25 in the Smith’s Marketplace at 555 South 200 West, Ste. C, know that video games aren’t only fun, but educational. Code Ninjas will serve the local area by teaching children computer coding and skills while having fun building video games.
To celebrate the new center’s opening, a grand opening event will be held on June 1 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will consist of various STEM stations including snap circuits, scratch coding, robotics and more. In addition to tours of the center, presentation for parents will be offered as well as goodie bags for kids, raffles and prizes throughout the day. The local owners will also be on-site to meet community members and speak with the media.
The Bountiful location is co-owned by local residents, Greg Luker and operated by Irma Agovic. Greg has been fascinated by electronics, software and science since junior high school and he learned to program with the first home computers. Greg took as many STEM classes as he could in high school before pursuing a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah. He then spent most of his career writing software for cell phones and other communication devices at Motorola, Sony and TI. Greg is a strong believer in STEM and lifelong learning and he has taken software and other technical courses from several universities and colleges. Irma has spent years working in the computer and technology industry as well and is excited to utilize her tech background and dedication to early education as the center director for the new location.
“I’ve always loved technology,” said Ms. Agovic. “I’m excited to be part of Code Ninjas and have the opportunity to teach kids the important skills of coding and computer programming in a fun and engaging way.”
Bountiful 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.
Code Ninjas founder and CEO David Graham is a professional software developer who previously owned a successful chain of coding camps for adults. After numerous inquiries from parents, Graham realized there was an unmet demand to teach children coding skills. He launched the Code Ninjas brand in 2016.
For more information about the Bountiful Code Ninjas location, please visit codeninjas.com or call 801-516-8656.
About Code Ninjas
Founded in 2016, Code Ninjas® is the largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise in the United States. The Houston-based company is opening hundreds of centers across the country, where kids ages 7-14 learn to code by building video games, and parents see their children gain skills and confidence along their path from white to black belt. Code Ninjas: Kids have fun, parents see results®.