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Coding for Teens

Coding for Teens

When a teenager learns to code, they will learn the tools needed to build anything from a computer program to a mobile app to a game. Coding for teens opens up a whole world of possibilities.

Coding is a valuable skill and it's great for kids and teens to start learning early! We are surrounded by things powered by code, such as social media, websites and games. At Create & Learn, we not only teach teenagers how to code, but also we teach them essential problem solving skills, introduce them to a worldwide computer science community, and show them how to build computer programs that finish tasks more efficiently than a human could.

Get your teen started with coding in Create and Learn's free trial classes in Scratch, Python, and more!

Why Coding for Teenagers Matters

Coding for teenagers is an important skill, especially in today’s computer-centric world. When you’re a teenager, it’s a great time to get started. Once you learn the basics of programming like control flow, variables, and functions in one language, it becomes much easier to learn another language. Languages can differ greatly in their syntax, but they mostly follow the same fundamental ideas.

When you start to learn to code, you become part of a global computer science community. This means there’s a lot of support no matter your skill level and you can meet people and make new friends. Computer science is one of the most popular college majors, so you can get a head start by learning early. Later in life, computer programming can offer a lucrative career.

There are many practical uses of coding, like games, artificial intelligence, web development, and mobile apps. Even someone who's starting out in coding can get a program up and running!

Create and Learn’s classes for teens

Coding with Roblox Studio

Create your own Roblox world and games using Roblox Studio with coding
Start your Coding with Roblox Studio adventure

Robot Adventures

Design, build, and code robots - Mission accomplished!
Start your Robot Adventures adventure

Minecraft Code to Mod

Learning to Code Games, Stories, and Cool Buildings - Bring them to Life in Minecraft
Start your Minecraft Code to Mod adventure

Python for AI

Dive into a Real-World Top Programming Language
Start your Python for AI adventure

AI Creators - Computer Vision

Start mastering machine learning & create AI apps with Python!
Start your AI Creators - Computer Vision adventure

Build Your Web

Build Your First Web Pages, and Learn How the Internet, Browsers, and Web Work
Start your Build Your Web adventure

Accelerated Scratch

Fast-Paced Introductory Coding Class for Grades 5-9 - Build Games, Stories, and Animations
Start your Accelerated Scratch adventure

Java Primer with Android

Intro to Java Fundamentals and Android Mobile Development.
Start your Java Primer with Android adventure

Intro to Computational Biology

Learn how to use code to decipher your biological code -- understand what makes you YOU
Start your Intro to Computational Biology adventure

Unity Game Development

Learn Unity for kids to build fun 2D and 3D games
Start your Unity Game Development adventure

Essential Skills of Coding for Teens

From mastering coding games to excelling at design and UI, here are a few essential skills of coding for teens.
  • Master Coding Games for Teens

    Coding your own game is a super fun and rewarding application of programming. We teach students how to create games in Unity, Roblox and Minecraft. With a little bit of creativity and imagination, the possibilities are endless in game development!

  • Developing Mobile Apps

    These days cell phones are everywhere which means that learning to build mobile apps can have a great impact. Coding skills used to build computer programs can be transferred to app development, which we teach students in our Java Primer with Android classes.

  • Constantly Learn New Skills

    Once you understand the fundamentals of coding, there are constantly new skills to learn. Our coding courses are project based and teach new skills ranging from robotics to app development to web design. Computer science is such a large topic that there is always room for more growth!

  • Excel at Design and UI

    Learning front-end principles like design and user interface is just as important as learning the back end. It’s important to build aesthetically pleasing products to attract users. In web design, HTML creates the front end structure of the website while CSS provides the specific layout features that allow for all kinds of customization.

  • Teach Others

    Once you've started to master programming skills yourself, you can help others learn how to code through an online community. Teaching programming to others and explaining concepts can greatly strengthen your own skills and understanding.

  • Master Essential Programming Languages

    There are many different programming languages that vary in their applications and speeds. Since different languages are best suited for different purposes, it is important to master the essential ones like Python, Java and Javascript. Luckily, the basic principles of programming apply across all languages.

Advice From Computer Programmers

"How you begin your coding journey will determine the rest of your coding experience. Never try to catch a big fish right away; instead, begin with something simple and easy. Begin your coding adventure with block-based coding and then progress to text-based coding. Create & Learn has a wide range of teen-friendly classes. I would recommend starting with the Accelerated Scratch program i.e. drag-and-drop coding. Build your web can be your next choice if you want to move onto text-based coding and start designing web pages. Coding with Roblox studio and Unity game development are good options if you want to try your hands on game development." -- Apoorva Rastogi

"It is important to often speak about, not only the current digital world, but also the future one. When it comes to encouraging your children to enroll in programming courses, a conversation between a parent and a teenager can be struck by reminiscing over older versions of hardware, such as iPhones, tablets, PC's, TV's, etc.; and predicting how advanced they will look and feel like, some 5, 10, 15 years from today. Easing into a more serious discussion about what it will take to stay competitive in the future job market may seem overwhelming, for both you as well as your youngster, but it is important to face the facts. The reality of it all is that children who yet need to learn how to fully speak and/or write, are already being trained to problem solve, at least digitally. In other words, there are more and more children, who are still in preschool, that already know to program an online game. Create and Learn is the pioneer of tomorrow's technology coaches. Regardless of your child's age or experience, we are here to help them reach their full potential. We have mastered over 25 different curriculums that are guaranteed to prepare your child for the future. All your teen will need is your utmost support." -- Sandra Dizdarevic

"If you're just starting off with coding, Python is a great place to start. It's beginner-friendly, but can still be used as an advanced (or even professional) programmer. Create and Learn's Python For AI series teaches all the important coding concepts, and is a great launch point for any teen with minimal programming background." -- Sarah Rappaport