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Code4Charity club combines computer science, community service

Created on:   Wed, Nov 8, 2017   4:53 PM

Last modified:   Wed, Nov 8, 2017   4:53 PM

The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN — A group of Morgantown High School students are showing that writing on a computer can have a real impact in the community.

Michael Yan, 17, is the founder and president of Code4Charity, a school club that focuses on community service through coding.

“The main thing I wanted to do is show computer science and community service aren’t separate,” Yan said.

Since founding the club his sophomore year, it has completed three mobile apps for nonprofits, and club members are currently working on four projects. The club has also launched a “handful of websites,” Yan said.

He said the average cost for a mobile app is $12,000-$13,000, and his organization tries to focus on the underfunded nonprofits that can’t afford that.