Teaching under-served youth how to create software through interactive learning experiences!

Develop U!

Gain Ground brings the world of software development to kids of all backgrounds

We provide fun and engaging interactive experiences to help bridge the digital divide and create the next generation of innovative thinkers.

Problem Solving

Our coaches challenge kids to use computational thinking to solve design problems.

Success With Teamwork

Apps and products are created by teams of people and our classrooms reflect that. Kids participate in groups where they experience different team roles like testers, developers and designers.

Leadership

Our goal is to inspire the next generation of leaders in software. We create an environment where every idea is heard and each kid showcases their team's work.

Opportunities

Kids will learn about new technology, experience a project life cycle, meet successful entrepreneurs, learn about different jobs in software, and have their work showcased at a release party.

Our Classroom

We've designed our classroom to encourage interactive learning, teamwork, innovative problem solving, and mentoring. Our coaches are there to promote these principles and guide kids as they work through their projects.

The Scoop

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Upcoming Fall 2015 Class Orientation

The fall 2015 class orientation for Intro to App Development starts Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 pm.  Students and parents will get an opportunity to meet the Gain Ground and...

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Spring Semester Launch Party May 28th!

Join us for the Gain Ground Launch Party for the Spring 2015 class on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 pm.  It will be at the Microsoft Store located at the Streets at Southpoint...

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Gain Ground Launch Party Dec. 18th!

The Gain Ground Launch Party for the Fall 2014 class will be held on Thursday, December 18th at 7:30 pm.  It will be at the Microsoft Store located at the Streets...

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Intro to App Development Starts Sept. 30th!

Our Intro to App Development class starts Tuesday, September 30th at 3:30 pm.  Our students will be spending the next 12 weeks innovating and creating using Microsoft’s Project Spark and Xbox...

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Upcoming Fall 2014 Class Orientation

The fall 2014 class orientation for Intro to App Development starts Saturday, September 27th at 12:00 pm.  Students and parents will get an opportunity to meet the Gain Ground and...

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