The League of Amazing Programmers joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on June 25, 2017. Since 2006, The League of Amazing Programmers has been teaching computer programming to children in San Diego County, and has over 200 kids attending their after-school and weekend classes.
To ensure that children are prepared for the future, The League of Amazing Programmers is innovative and forward thinking. The League is the only school in San Diego County that teaches professional level programming to children starting in the 5th grade. Their five-year UCSD Extension-accredited program provides students with the ability to attain a professional certificate in programming, which is accepted by most businesses for direct employment as an entry level programmer. The League of Amazing Programmers helps communities thrive by giving their students the opportunity to pursue programming in college or as a career without the need for a college degree.
The League of Amazing Programmers strives to reach children of all ages and backgrounds, and their goal is to have 50% of their students from under-sourced neighborhoods. The League currently has 40% girls and under-sourced students combined in their classes. The League of Amazing Programmers has campuses in Carmel Valley, at the Malcolm X Library, and at The San Diego Central Library. They offer the opportunity for students from under-sourced communities to apply for scholarships for tuition assistance. The League of Amazing Programmers mission is "Igniting young lives through computer programming." Moving forward, they are committed to promoting healthy, safe and thriving communities through workforce development and helping kids achieve lifelong success.