Big Brothers Big Sisters Coding Program Plan

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Organization Overview: 

The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Independence Region Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: 

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  •  Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. 

Project Name: 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Coding Program Plan
Project Type: 
Program Development
Project Overview: 

The project is to create an Implementation Plan to introduce computer programming or coding skills to children in the BBBS Program. The student(s) should explore ways for a coding program to be implemented in the existing BBBS framework.


The student(s) will be responsible for developing a coding program for BBBS and an implementation plan that will allow the program to get off the ground and possibly duplicated in other BBBS regions.

Student(s) will need to:

  • Identify when the program will run
  • Identify teachers (ie: utilizing local college students) 
  • Design curriculum
  • Figure out logistics and prepare for the program opening
Spots Available: 
Full-Time Only
To Apply: 

To apply for this project, please contact Cassie Tomkins at

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Contact Information

Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829