Free Richmond summer program teaches young people to code

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Young adults from ages 16 through 24 are encouraged to join a free summer program that will teach them how to code.

The program by the city of Richmond’s ServiceWorks provides “access to leadership and development training alongside an introduction to coding,” organizers said.

Upon completion of the program, participants will have created a website of their own.

The program meets twice weekly from July 3 through Aug. 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Richmond Civic Center Computer Lab, 450 Civic Center Plaza.

Participants are asked to attend a mandatory orientation on June 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Richmond Recreation Complex at 3230 Macdonald Ave.

To sign up, click here. For more information, contact (510) 620-6552 or