Wack Clubs typically meet for 1.5 hours each week in high schools, makerspaces, community centers, churches, and any other venue where teenagers can gather. As a club leader, you get members (mostly beginners) started on something to learn/create, then members work at their own pace, building websites, apps, & games, and presenting them at the end.
A group of teens, many beginners, gather to start coding.The leader (that’s you!) presents for a few minutes, getting the group started building something new.2
Everyone gets hacking, individually. Not hacking bank accounts, being creative and making something awesome.3
To end, everyone demos their work.As a leader, you’re cultivating a community of makers. Each member showing off their work builds momentum & motivation.
~ Welcome to Hackerland ~
Learning to code is like gaining a superpower — turning you from a consumer of technology into a creator. It shouldn’t be taught like a class — it should be a creative, inclusive space. To foster this environment, every Wack Club is student-led & members make self-directed projects.Our philosophy →
In our Slack community, you’ll be invited to a space for Wack Club leaders to ask questions & chat, share projects, & attend weekly live events.
Come prepared to every meeting with over 100 workshops (3 years’ worth!) that guide your club members through making fun, creative projects.
Get amazing stickers for marketing your club shipped directly to you & your club members.
Use our 501(c)(3) status and a restricted fund with Wack Club Bank to fundraise, accept donations, buy things!
We're always building new tools for leaders, such as Sprig! We've also got free subscriptions to Figma Pro, Postman, and more for running a great club.
When established CS clubs join, they get all the Wack Club benefits: Zoom Pro, stickers, our Slack community, workshops, the works. They’re welcome to use the “Wack Club” name or keep their existing one.
~ The Wack Club Slack ~
Communication and planning for our open source projects happen in the Slack. Coding is often seen as an isolating activity. Plenty of groups exist for kids who are interested in sports, theater, or chess, but the stereotype of a programmer is a person who sits alone in a dark room. It doesn't have to be this way—in the Wack Club Slack (Discord-style online groupchat), you'll find a group of 20,000+ fabulous people to talk to, active at all hours.Join our Slack →
It’s all-online, free, & takes under an hour. We’ll help from there!
Start by telling us about your club & who’s leading it.
Hop on a quick Zoom with someone from Wack Club HQ.
Schedule your club’s first meeting & get going!