Resources: Clubs & Competitions


  • Code Club – A worldwide network of free, volunteer-led coding clubs for youth ages 9-13. Over 10,000 clubs in 134 countries help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS, and Python.
  • Coder Dojo – School and community coding clubs for elementary to middle school students in over 107 countries. Coder Dojo helps local volunteers start these free programming clubs with resources and a supportive community.
  • – Maker “Scouts” – online tutorials, upload pictures of creations with a phone app and collect badges.
  • Jam – Online classes, videos, and hands-on creative projects for families and kids age 6-16. Some free, most are available through subscription.
  • The Computer Clubhouse Network – An international community of 100 Clubhouses in 18 countries. The Clubhouse Network is led by Boston’s Museum of Science in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.


  • FIRST LEGO League (FLL) – Worldwide robotics competitions for youth ages 9-16.
  • Nerdy Derby – Offers free resources and curriculum for a car construction and racing activity focused on creativity, not competition.
  • Botball – A team-oriented robotics competition that focuses on reusable components and autonomous programs (no remote controls), that encourages creativity and programming.
  • Robotics Competitions – A list compiled by NASA of many other robotics competitions.
  • Techbrick – TechBrick is an independent robotics and STEM education club for K-12 home-schooled, public, and private school students, in Maryland. The site offers LEGO robotics and FLL resources.
  • EV3 Lessons – LEGO robotics resources for First LEGO League competitions, open source robot designs, plus leveled programming lessons for EV3. The site is managed by teen brothers Sanjay and Arvind Seshan, both robotics competition champions.
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