Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
CodeScty uses original hip hop music & videos to teach foundational computer science concepts to more diverse communities.
524 backers pledged $51,600 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

CodeScty - Like Schoolhouse Rock for Computer Science project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$51,600

524

 CodeScty (pronounced Code Society) uses original Hip Hop music and videos to teach computer science concepts - Like Schoolhouse Rock for computer science. 

Our suite of content provides a foundational understanding of how technology works in preparation for more advanced computer science education. We transform youth from passive users of tech to empowered problem solvers & developers. 

CodeScty Suite of Content 

The music and videos create a 1-to-1 relationship between the lyrics and computer science learning standards and serve as the vehicle to translate complex ideas. This includes “Concept” songs that teach actual computer science foundations, as well as “Perspective” songs that stimulate the imagination and inspire what’s possible in tech.


 "Algorithm" 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

The lyrics in this song translate the primary concepts of Algorithm as well as Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction, Algorithm Design and more.

"The Plug"

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

 "Like Dat!" 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

These songs, The Plug and Like Dat! provide an entry point for students to understand and embrace the world of technology and computer science. 


We are building an APP that makes our content accessible to anyone, anywhere!


Our curriculum brings computer science concepts to life in any learning environment.

 CodeScty content is informed by NYC CS4ALL Blueprint & AP Computer Science Principles.

It’s no secret there is a lack of diversity in the technology industry. Young people are the highest consumers of digital technologies, but they don’t build the tech they use. They are being left behind. 

CodeScty uses music, video and lessons to engage students’ interests and experiences to help them better comprehend computer science concepts. Culturally relevant connections boost confidence and awaken a sense of ownership over their learning experience. 

Our method is based in culturally responsive education. CodeScty lessons relate CS concepts to popular culture and engage multiple learning styles to create a fun and  inclusive learning environment.  

Over the last several years, we refined this method to teach other academic subjects including US History, Global History and English. We worked with students who failed their NYS Regents Exams and after engaging our content, 67% of re-takers passed their exams proving the strength of our approach. We are applying the same strategy to computer science.

Risks and challenges

We assumed the full risk of founding CodeScty with no investment or capital. We have bootstrapped entirely up to this point by leveraging our consulting services to generate revenue to make small iterations and progress.This Kickstarter is helping us achieve a major milestone in creating a deployable product. More importantly, your contribution is positioning us for global scale where we can make a real impact.

In addition, the double bottom line of driving social impact and having a sustainable and scalable business is one of our primary challenges. Social impact is central to our mission. We are committing to B-Corp certification as a statement of our values. This clearly articulates the type of partners we are seeking and pre-emptively communicates our expectations and requirements for investment. We have been very intentional about corporate formation and have surrounded ourselves with advisors who are supporting us with the complexities of legal agreements, business formation and sustainable social impact business models.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    I Got 5 On It - Reward

    Welcome to the CodeScty! You're down for the cause and we appreciate you. You'll receive a thank you and a personalized shout out on our social media accounts.

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    143 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Move The Crowd - Reward

    We appreciate the love. You'll receive a thank you and personalized shout out on our social media accounts, plus a fresh Digital Album Poster created by CodeScty's in house design team!!!

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    • Digital Album Poster
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    69 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    U.N.I.T.Y - Reward

    At this level you'll receive a Thank You and shout out on Social media, the FRESH NEW digital Album Poster AND, You'll get that groundbreaking, bangin' new CodeScty album full of computational thinking hits! The classroom will never be the same, Ya Heard Me!

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    • Digital Album Poster
    • Downloadable CodeScty Album
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    38 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Stay Woke - Reward

    Alright - Now that you have the album, it's only right that you take Your knowledge to the next level. Keep your students woke and on point with the ultimate CodeScty Teacher Guide. The downloadable guide contains detailed lesson plans and interactive activities for each song on the CodeScty album. This is the first step to adopting an approach for Culturally Responsive Education, and seeing your students finally engage with concepts you're teaching.

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    • Digital Album Poster
    • Downloadable CodeScty Album
    • Teacher Guide
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    92 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    VIBEZZZ - Reward

    YOU KNOW THE VIBEZ! In addition to the other rewards, come through and vibe with us on a one-on-one tip. Enjoy this invitation to our special listening party for you and a plus one. Be a part of an experience with creatives, entrepreneurs, musicians, emcees, and educators making dope moves. Put the soul in the code, you already know!

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    • Digital Album Poster
    • Downloadable CodeScty Album
    • Teacher Guide
    • (2) Tickets to the CodeScty Listening Party
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    31 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Squad Goals - Reward

    You truly are Squad Goals! You're racking up the Rewards at this point. In addition to everything else, you'll get 2 tickets to our closing celebration party. Turn up with us in style to close out our Kickstarter and let's build on the next steps to continue impacting our communities through this dope and progressive content.

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    • Digital Album Poster
    • Downloadable CodeScty Album
    • Teacher Guide
    • (2) Tickets to the CodeScty Listening Party
    • (2) Tickets To Closing Party
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Nuthin' But a G Thang - Reward

    Game recognize game and your drip game is strong. With your G-status pledge, you'll be invited to a Behind-the-Scenes meet and greet with members of our CodeScty squad! This is your moment to go behind the curtain and see how CodeScty was born. You'll be invited to our working space to connect with the founders, innovators and creative minds of this educational tech revolution! Feel free to ask questions and share your insights in this Ed-Tech space. See and learn how we get down. Get a taste of a day in the life of CodeScty.

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    • Digital Album Poster
    • Downloadable CodeScty Album
    • Teacher Guide
    • (2) Tickets to the CodeScty Listening Party
    • (2) Tickets To Closing Party
    • Behind the Scenes Meet and Greet
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Everybody Eats! - Reward

    Everybody Eats, B! We've spent alot of time vibing, building and laying the foundation for this New Tech Renaissance. Let's break bread together! We all need some nutrition for the mission, so we're going to add a custom Code Scty Dinner to the mix to show our appreciation. Lets link for some fine dining, great ambiance and engaging conversation with the squad. What you in the mood for?

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    • Digital Album Poster
    • Downloadable CodeScty Album
    • Teacher Guide
    • (2) Tickets to the CodeScty Listening Party
    • (2) Tickets To Closing Party
    • Behind the Scenes Meet and Greet
    • CodeScty Dinner
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    C.R.E.A.M. - Reward

    Cash doesn't rule everything around us, but it sure does make dreams become a reality #RealTalk! You understand the importance of teaching black and brown youth in ways that they ACTUALLY LEARN. Here's your opportunity to bring a real, in-person, solution to your organization, school, or company (or one of your choice) with a special musical performance from CodeScty. When we enter the building we bring a high energy, interactive movement of music and animation to get your students and colleagues out of their seats and on their feet rocking to the harmonies and themes of our songs. Not to mention, we'll give your leadership team a presentation of CodeScty and how our program works, including sample curriculum, teacher guide, and music lyrics that will have your students learning computational thinking with 808s and trap beats! The situation is educational AND lit!

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    • Digital Album Poster
    • Downloadable CodeScty Album
    • Teacher Guide
    • (2) Tickets to the CodeScty Listening Party
    • (2) Tickets To Closing Party
    • Behind the Scenes Meet and Greet
    • CodeScty Dinner
    • Performance at Your Organization / School / Company (NY only)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 7,500 or more About US$ 7,500

    The Come Up - Reward

    Close your eyes and picture this... You're chillin' in a swanked out state of the art, fully equipped, VR and AR-enabled studio. Music producers are masterfully orchestrating sounds from massive mixing boards. The sound is vibrating the walls and insides of your headphones as you listen to tracks and melodies filled with instrumentals and beats that make your head knock! You watch lyricists enter the booth and go beast mode on the mic. Collaboration encapsulates the room. You have just experienced "The Come Up."

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    • Digital Album Poster
    • Downloadable CodeScty Album
    • Teacher Guide
    • (2) Tickets to the CodeScty Listening Party
    • (2) Tickets To Closing Party
    • Behind the Scenes Meet and Greet
    • CodeScty Dinner
    • Performance at Your Organization / School / Company (NY only)
    • Attend a Studio Recording Session in NYC
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    Get Ya Shine On - Reward

    Get Ya Shine On!!! Now that you've been a witness to greatness, it's time to put your greatness on blast...it's time to get ya shine on. Because of your pledge you'll be immortalized as a character in one our groundbreaking animations for one of our many banging songs. It's Lit! Get ready for our amazing digital artists to make your image and likeness iconic. Eyes all over the world will bear witness to you turning up with the CodeScty crew in style!

    Includes:
    • Thank You and a Social Media Mention
    • Digital Album Poster
    • Downloadable CodeScty Album
    • Teacher Guide
    • (2) Tickets to the CodeScty Listening Party
    • (2) Tickets To Closing Party
    • Behind the Scenes Meet and Greet
    • CodeScty Dinner
    • Performance at Your Organization / School / Company (NY only)
    • Attend a Studio Recording Session in NYC
    • Be A Character in a Video
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)