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Code Ninjas Center Grand Opening on October 2nd! Focuses on Coding Video Games, Robotics, 3-D Printing, and other STEM Activities

Say the words “video game” and your kids are bound to stop and listen. The local owners of the new Code Ninjas, a coding and computer science learning center that debuts on October 2nd, 1:00 PM, at 373 Garrisonville Rd., Ste. 101, know that video games aren’t only fun, but they can be educational. Code Ninjas offers a unique educational program, geared toward teaching children computer programming through its engaging, game-based curriculum. Working with students ages five to fourteen, Code Ninjas capitalizes on kids’ love of technology and play by introducing complex concepts through hands-on learning. Students will be introduced to coding through common code languages like Javascript, Lua, and C#. They also get to engage in robotics, app creation, game development, and more as they follow Code Ninjas’ systematic curriculum, designed by coding professionals.

The Stafford location is owned and operated by a local husband and wife team, Anthony and Jessica Massey. Jessica has a background in operations, running a local franchise for over 16 years, as well as a strong love for children. Anthony is a former U.S. Marine and current canine handler for the Department of Defense. They fell in love with Code Ninjas after seeing their three children’s enthusiasm while they were attending sessions at the Code Ninjas Gainsville location. They became passionate about the curriculum and how much their children were learning! So much so, that they wanted to bring it to their community and home town, Stafford.

“Right off the bat, I could tell Code Ninjas was the perfect business for Stafford area families,” said Jessica Massey. “We are so proud to bring a unique, educational environment to the local community. I cannot wait to see the children’s faces light up with excitement as they walk through our doors.”

Stafford children ages 5-14 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. At Code Ninjas, kids have fun and parents see results.

“Congratulations to Anthony and Jessica Massey for the grand opening of Code Ninjas. This educational facility for coding, STEM and robotics is a strong asset for the growing technology hub in Stafford,” stated Supervisor Mark Dudenhefer, Garrisonville District. “Our future workforce is sustained by the development of our youth. Welcome Code Ninjas to Stafford.”

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, birthday parties and Parents Night Out events on weekends.
For more information about the Stafford Code Ninjas location, please visit www.codeninjas.com/va-stafford.

 

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