In 2018, LEARN was awarded a Kids Code grant through the California Department of Education. The intent of the grant is to provide early instruction in coding to students so as to develop a new generation of students prepared to fill a growing job market in the tech field. LEARN is collaborating with Rio Hondo College where students have had access to hearing from students currently studying computer science at the college level. Currently students are learning age appropriate coding and programming skills through a varied curriculum offered through the ASPIRE after school program at El Monte City School District. The photo above shows 6th graders from Potrero Elementary School receiving coding instructions.