Helena isn’t only a great student, she’s a great teacher. The Woodrow Wilson High School junior teaches a computer coding class once a week at Mt. Auburn Elementary School.
Her teaching revolves around a website she is developing, findvolunteerships.com, to help fellow high school students find community service projects.
“It’s really beneficial for kids to learn coding from a young age, especially with the curriculum we’ve come up with to teach the students,” she said. “Because coding is something that’s so important in the present and the future, I think it will be a required curriculum in the coming years.”
She said the teachers at Woodrow Wilson are supportive of coding and her efforts.
“This tool that she’s building to connect students to ‘volunteerships’ is going to give us a chance to help build a program here where we can help our feeder pattern,” said Woodrow Wilson teacher Dan Garrison. “At Long, at Mt. Auburn, at all our other elementary schools where we’re looking to launch robotics teams.”