Great info for families looking for activities for their kids!

Amazon is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and working to support our local communities, customers and employees during this difficult time.

They know that right now schools across the state are experiencing disruption during this pandemic and they want to help. Year-round, Amazon is committed to ensuring more students and teachers get access to a computer science education through its Amazon Future Engineer program, and now that mission is more important than ever.

As a wife of a teacher, I see how hard my husband is preparing to start distance learning for his students - many who have never done online learning in any capacity. 

I am thrilled to see that one of my favorite brands is continuing to find ways to support the communities they serve. 

Right now, Amazon Future Engineer is providing free access to sponsored computer science courses in the US, which is for independent learners grades 6-12, and teachers who are remotely teaching this age group. Parents can also access this curriculum.

And, as of today, Amazon Future Engineer is offering a virtual robotics program through partners CoderZ. The fully sequenced course accommodates age levels from second grade with block-based coding to high school with text-based coding.

Amazon Future Engineer also is providing access to EarSketch, a free program that helps students learn to code through music. Grammy-award winning artists Ciara and Common have both provided studio-quality music STEMs that students can remix from home using code.

Keep checking back to to sign up for these programs, and to check out more free computer science programming being added by the Amazon Future Engineer team.