Jim White

Code Wiz Arlington has secured a summer home in town.

The camp teaching youngsters 7 through 17 how to code is make the move from virtual to in-person Monday, June 21, while retaining the virtual option.

Running an obstacle course with actual robots is "so much fun," said business owner Jim White on June 11 after signing a lease for space at the new Food Link headquarters, at 108 Summer St.

The 1,050 square feet with windows looking out at the Minuteman Bikeway accommodates as many as 10 students plus two coaches. Sign up for spots from 9 a.m. to noon on June 21 here >> 

White, who has 20-plus years of leadership experience in software and code-writing, says he left the corporate world to give back to the next generation.

"I was drawn to this franchise because it is designed to make coding fun for the kids," he has said. "Instead of playing games, they are learning to code and create their own games. Coding not only gives kids a marketable skill, it also helps their problem-solving skills, algorithmic thinking, creativity and more."

While upstairs, the ever-expanding work of food recovery continues this summer, below students are introducing to the pleasures of coding.

This news brief was published Monday, June 14, 2021.