November 14, 2017 // Franchising.com // PEARLAND, Texas - The STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field is growing day by day, with an estimated 9 million new jobs being created between 2012 and 2022. However, the United States is still falling behind other countries in the movement, creating demand for more STEM education across the country. That’s why a startup kids coding company, Code Ninjas, has already become the fastest-growing kids coding franchise, after selling more than 70 franchise agreements in just nine months of launching its franchise opportunity.
Code Ninjas was founded in 2016 by David Graham, who spent 20 years as a software developer and entrepreneur. After seeing the high success rates and job placements of students in his adult coding camps, Graham created a fun place for kids to learn the same skills. With nine out of 10 parents wanting their kids to learn how to code, the timing was right for Code Ninjas.
“There is a significant gap in the job market when it comes to coding skills, and parents want their kids to thrive in a technology-driven world. The fast-paced growth we have experienced during our first year illustrates the rising demand for kids to learn how to code,” said Graham. “By learning these skills through building their own video games, we’ve created a concept where kids are excited about learning and parents see results.”
Kids ages 7-14 come to Code Ninjas centers and learn to code in a fun, non-intimidating way?—?by playing and building video games they love. The game-based curriculum and welcoming environment allows for kids to have fun, while parents see tangible results. Through a variety of Code Ninjas offerings, such as after-school programs, camps, and parents-night-out events, the ninjas (students) work with their sensei’s (teachers) to improve their coding knowledge and work through the programs, earning higher belt levels of achievement as they progress.
“The real benefit of Code Ninjas is that kids learn how to think and problem solve like a coder and gain resilience and confidence in the process,” added Graham. “We want to teach our kids that they can be more than a passive consumer of technology and actually begin to understand how it works and help create it.”
Code Ninjas is currently seeking qualified franchisees who wish to make a positive impact on children and their communities throughout the country. No coding experience is needed. The Code Ninjas leadership team brings decades of experience in the software development and franchising and offers significant support for marketing/sales, operations and extensive training. The company’s development plans call for more than 70 new locations, including 34 new Code Ninjas franchisees in 15 states. Of these new locations, half are projected to open by the end of the first quarter in 2018. Upcoming locations include Fort Mill, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Plano, and Katy, TX, among others. The total investment to open a Code Ninjas franchise ranges from $108,000 to $223,000.
Code Ninjas, founded in 2016, is the fastest growing kids coding franchise in the United States. With its flagship location currently open in Pearland, Texas, the company has more than 70 locations currently in development, including 34 franchisees across 15 states. Code Ninjas teaches kids ages 7-14 how to code in a fun, welcoming, and non-intimidating atmosphere using a game-based curriculum. For more information on how you can open your own Code Ninjas location, visit www.codeninjas.com/franchise/.
SOURCE Code Ninjas