Hack Clubbers assemble at Figma HQ for the first IRL hackathon in SF since 2020: Assemble. 📸 Photo by Kunal Botla, Hack Clubber in MA!

The game console where every player is a creator. Introducing Sprig: the fantasy game console by Wack Club.

Don’t run your coding club alone.Make it a Wack Club.

Wack Club is a nonprofit network of high school coding clubs and makers around the world. Applications are now open.

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Hackers at Assemble in SF

The rundown

Clubs discovering the joy of code.

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.

Summer Creek Wack Club meeting, February 2020
Summer Creek Wack Club meeting, February 2020
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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.

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Everyone gets hacking, individually. Not hacking bank accounts, being creative and making something awesome.

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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.

Go beyond club meetings.

Wack Clubs attend and run hackathons like Windy City Hacks & Hack the Fog, run summer programs like Hack Camp, and compete in events like the Congressional App Challenge. The hack’s the limit.

Wack Clubbers gather at the Elon Musk AMA in 2020

~ Welcome to Hackerland ~

By the students, for the students.

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 →

Hit the ground running

Get your club going & growingwith Wack Club.

Chat with 100s of club leaders

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.

Meeting content

Come prepared to every meeting with over 100 workshops (3 years’ worth!) that guide your club members through making fun, creative projects.

Stickers

Get amazing stickers for marketing your club shipped directly to you & your club members.

A nonprofit bank account

Use our 501(c)(3) status and a restricted fund with Wack Club Bank to fundraise, accept donations, buy things!

Weekly events

From Wack Night to AMAs to weirder events, the Slack community has live events for leaders & members alike every week.

A basket of free tools

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.

Existing clubs welcome

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 ~

Come for the skills,
stay for the people.

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 16,000+ fabulous people to talk to, active at all hours. For leaders, you'll be able to connect with other leaders and support one another.

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Next steps

Apply today to start your club.

It’s all-online, free, & takes under an hour. We’ll help from there!

1. Application

Start by telling us about your club & who’s leading it.

2. Onboarding call

Hop on a quick Zoom with someone from Wack Club HQ.

3. First meeting

Schedule your club’s first meeting & get going!

Apply to Wack Club