Youth - Scratch

Imagine creating your own games, interactive stories or animated art!

Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy for people to make all different kinds of creative projects. With Scratch you can make things walk, talk, sing, dance, bounce, fly, win, lose, challenge or draw. Used by all different people all across the world, you are bound to make tons of different projects. It teaches you about programming while utilizing geometry, logic, systems, relationship concepts, pre-algebra, and so many more skills!

Our YMCA Scratch program is designed as a progressive multi-level program. The higher levels build on complexity, creativity, teamwork, and student independence. 

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Metuchen YMCA

Scratch Level 1 and Level 2 (Ages 8-16)
"SCRATCH "is programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.

One hour class, once a week for 8 weeks
Ages 8-16

Level 1 Thursdays 4:30pm-5:30pm
Level 2 Thursdays 5:45pm-6:45pm
  • Scratch Level 1 and Level 2 (Ages 8-16)


Edison YMCA

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Scratch Level 1 (Ages 8-16)
Children will learn mathematical and computational ideas that are built into the Scratch experience. As students create programs in Scratch, they learn core computational concepts such as iteration and conditionals. They also gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers. This project-design process combines many of the 21st century learning skills that will be critical to success in the future: thinking creatively, communicating clearly, analyzing systematically, collaborating effectively, designing iteratively, learning continuously.
  • Scratch Level 1 (Ages 8-16)

Scratch Level 2 (Ages 8-16)

Scratch Level 2 expands the students ability to develop more complex games, and creative works.  Some of the new items and concepts that will be covered include new coding blocks such as video-sensing blocks, applying perspective to add realism to Scratch projects, adding gravity to moving objects, new and exciting visual effects, and developing projects that use motion sensing. 

Several of the projects we will be teaching in Scratch Level 2 include Space Invaders, Jumper, Fireworks Displays, and using a webcam to move objects in a Scratch game with your hands.   

Prerequisite Scratch Level 1

  • Scratch Level 2

South Amboy YMCA

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