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How a 16-Year-Old Gets Other Kids Excited About Coding

Dream Hustle Code co-founder Ian Brock

"One of our biggest models is 'See it, be it,'" says Dream Hustle Code's Ian Brock.

Credit: Dream Hustle Code

When Ian Michael Brock heard NBA star Chris Bosh talking about his personal experiences with coding and its importance, Brock's feelings about the topic were instantly reprogrammed. 

"Hearing that from somebody that, number one looked like me, number two played my favorite sport and is someone I can relate to, that's what really made the difference," he says. 

With the help of his parents, Brock founded Dream Hustle Code, a computer science and coding education program geared towards kids from diverse backgrounds. Today, Brock, now 16, homeschools and devotes his free time to teaching kids to code, particularly kids of color. His organization hosts a variety of programs, including various competitions in which students learn about computer science and compete as they get better at coding.

Working with students, Brock says he has learned key ways to foster interest in coding.

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