I was browsing through the code.org site to learn more about the upcoming Hour of Code event that is happening on December 8-14, 2014.
Through the Hour of Code event, code.org attempts to increase students’ awareness of computer science as not just another course, but as a life skill. code.org believes:
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.