Contact Name:
Ron Nicholson


(301) 642-1664


Organization Website:

Brief Program Description:
BCAUSEICAN’s mission is to equip youth in underserved communities with knowledge
and skills today to prevent socio‐economic disparities in the next generation. The goal is to
deliver generation changing knowledge and skills to the youth and families we serve through
computer literacy classes to build career development skills, financial literacy classes to
introduce wealth‐building concepts, and healthy living workshops to focus on the importance of
physical fitness and a healthy diet.

Grade Ranges:
K-5, 6-8, 9-12

How are most of your sites currently operating?

Are you planning on offering virtual programming during the summer of 2021? Yes

Do you have the capacity to provide in-person summer programs in 2021? Yes

  • How many sites could you operate? 5
  • How many children could you serve per site? 15

Do you have the capacity to provide in-person afterschool programs during the 2021-2022 school year? Yes

  • How many sites could you operate? 15
  • How many children could you serve per site? 15

What counties are are you interested in working in?
Montgomery, Prince George’s

What types of programming do you offer?
Science/STEM, Mentoring, Other Services

  • Additional services: Family Technology Workshops

Do you have ESSA approval in any county in Maryland? Yes

  • If yes, which counties? Prince George's

Do you provide transportation to your programs? No

Are you interested in partnering with other program providers? Yes

  • Briefly describe the kind of partnerships you may be looking for: We currently partner with public schools and community centers to bring our computer coding classes and family technology workshops to the students and families they serve. We look forward to partnering with other organizations that can help expand the number of students and families we serve.

Additional notes/comments:
Our signature program, BCAUSEICANCODE, uses the SCRATCH programming language to allow elementary school children the opportunity to learn to code. We are currently testing a coding class in Python with junior high and high school students. A major component of our program is mentoring the children to support positive behaviors in a learning environment and community settings.