Software engineers from leading technology companies, including Google, SpaceX, and Amazon, are volunteering to help students learn to code while schools are closed.

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Since the outbreak of COVID-19, over 1,000 engineers have signed up to teach, and students across 45 U.S. states and 30 countries have received coding lessons. Started by The Coding School, a 501(c)(3) tech education nonprofit, the organization is providing free online, one-on-one coding lessons to students who have been significantly affected by COVID-19. Students grades 4–12 with a parent who is an essential worker or has lost a job due to COVID-19 is eligible to receive personalized coding lessons from a live instructor. 

Since 2017, The Coding School has taught online, face-to-face coding lessons for K-12 students