The only course where students build and release real mobile apps,
and become young entrepreneurs
Fun, engaging classes that teach
the skills of a coder and the mindset of an entrepreneur
Ages 10-17 (classes separated by age) with 6 to 1 student-teacher ratio
Classes taught by instructors from top tech firms and start-ups with decades of experience
After-School & Summer
(in-person / remote / hybrid)
Tech entrepreneurship empowers 21st century students
More than ever before, students are in need of entrepreneurial training to pursue their passions, control their own destinies, and be advocates for life-changing initiatives. These days, even very young individuals have the potential to change lives and communities. Conversely, even a great education doesn't assure a student of maintaining the lifestyle their parents have. Harnessing a young person's full potential requires proper coaching on entrepreneurial and design thinking, whether it's properly understanding user needs or brainstorming various marketing strategies. This, coupled with a technical background, provides students with the skills they need to make a meaningful impact on the world and their own futures.
Through our program, students will walk away with an exciting app of their own creation. In addition to building their confidence, it also looks great for admissions. Colleges these days increasingly look beyond SATs, grades, and essays when they make admissions decisions. Admissions officers want to see that a student has a “passion project” — a long term endeavor that proves a student can take initiative, follow-through on passion projects, and achieve their goals.
See our 5th grade students build an app for a startup CEO
“My favorite part of this program was getting to work with Ms. Jackie and Mr. Taylor [his instructors], and getting to finish my app… Miss Jackie, she was more like my mentor than one of those bosses”
-Michael, 7th grade
“I learned at VAC that you can use your imagination and put it into real life to create more things in life to help people out"
-Bryant, 7th grade
“It's kind of cool seeing the growth and how on the first day we didn't know how to really do anything - we didn't really know how to code, we didn't really know what our app would look like. Then fast forward to today where our app is almost done. Our transformation was super cool to see and feel”
-Kenny, 7th grade
“I think McKenzie before the camp just knew coding, but she thought it would be a little hard and stuff like that. And then Mackenzie after the course knows like, oh, well, it's not that hard. It's fun. It's enjoyable”
-McKenzie, 6th grade
Student App Showcase
Click to see what some students have built at VAC!