An Hour of Code Makes Everyone Smarter

For Peter Kuperman, lifelong learning comes naturally; even before earning two degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, he used his passion for math to develop a small real estate investment. Entrepreneur Peter Kuperman founded Hatch Canada in Toronto to give kids the chance to learn coding, one of the most vital skills they can develop for success in the 21st century.

Hatch Canada provides classes and week-long camp experiences that nourish young learners’ natural abilities in logic and critical thinking, programming, and troubleshooting. Hatch Canada is one of numerous businesses and specialized summer camps emerging all over North America and throughout the world to focus on code. The growth of this sector parallels the increasingly popular Hour of Code programs cropping up in schools, science museums, public libraries, and other learning centers.

An Hour of Code is more than a program: it’s a global movement that in a single recent week drew 50 million students to participate. It’s promoted by a nonprofit group of tech-focused companies and organizations, such as Computer Science Education Week, with the goal of making coding fun and meaningful.

To date, students in almost every country in the world have participated in Hour of Code programs. Experts say that coding is a language skill that every literate person needs to acquire. And anyone can organize an Hour of Code program, or sign up to be a volunteer, by going to

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