OLD BRIDGE – Mayor Owen Henry, Business Administrator Himanshu Shah, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development Steve Mamakas and Old Bridge Council President Mary Sohor attended a ribbon-cutting grand opening of the new Code Ninja on Aug. 17.
The open house celebration allowed parents and kids to tour the facility and discuss curriculum with owners Sarita and Deepak KC.
Code Ninjas lets kids ages 7-14 learn to code by building video games, and offers a game-based curriculum made up of nine belts, just like martial arts. The curriculum is self-paced, but not self-taught; kids get help and encouragement from Code Senseis (tutors) 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.
“We are thrilled to welcome Code Ninjas to Old Bridge,” noted Henry. “They are the largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise in the United States and will give area children the opportunity to learn valuable computer programming skills in an environment they enjoy.”