Change lives and become a mentor!

We’ve got an active community of mentors, eager students, and long-time graduates helping each other succeed and be passionate about technology. Mentors truly are the key ingredient to making Code:You work so well.

Watch the video to hear about Chris’s experience with Code Louisville. He was a student, was hired by his mentor for his first job in the tech industry, and is now giving back as a mentor.

Who Can Be a Mentor?

Any industry professional with a passion for coding and a desire to make a difference. You have what it takes to be a valuable mentor at Code:You! We’re looking for individuals with 6 months or more of industry experience, a solid grasp of their programming language, patience, and a willingness to help aspiring coders. As a mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to share your knowledge, guide learners, and contribute to the growth of the tech community. Not only will you inspire the next generation of developers, but you’ll also expand your network, refine your communication skills, and gain a sense of fulfillment by helping others achieve their goals. Become a mentor and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of coding.

Online meetings

Attend and be involved with a weekly virtual meetup (6-8 p.m. EST) one night per week for up to 20 weeks.

Provide Guidance

Answer questions, lead discussions, review projects, and offer advice to students in a programming language of your choice.

Work Together

Work with other mentors to help your class stay on track, involved, and interested.

Be Professional

Maintain professionalism and adhere to the Code of Conduct.

Mentors get to help people learn and have those ‘a-ha’ moments. It’s a really great, enriching experience.

– Stephanie Youstra, Quality Assurance at Waystar

What’s your expertise?

We are constantly trying new classes, so let us know if you are interested in something special. We regularly offer classes in Front-end Web Development, C#, Python, and JavaScript, and occasionally have run classes in Android, iOS, Salesforce, Tableau, UX Design, PHP, and Ruby. If you don’t see your preferred stack, reach out and we may be able to create a new class!

As a mentor you get to work with up-and-coming software developers first hand. It’s a great way to find talented candidates.

Ernesto Ramos, Co-founder, Switcher Studio

Share your experience

Code:You students go through an online curriculum with the help of experienced industry pros, who serve as volunteer mentors. Since 2015, over 150 people have been mentors.

Tips from an experienced mentor

Join a group that helps Inspire hundreds of New Developers.

Join us in fostering a vibrant learning community at Code:You by becoming a mentor. Your expertise and guidance can have a profound impact on aspiring coders, helping them navigate their coding journey with confidence. If you’re passionate about sharing your knowledge and empowering others, we invite you to contribute as a mentor. Kindly take a moment to fill out our mentorship interest form, and together, let’s inspire the next generation of tech leaders. Your support can make a significant difference!