How to bring the Hour of Code to your entire community.



Get every school participating, every student learning!

  1. Read our one-pager on why computer science education is important, and how you can help the effort by supporting the Hour of Code. Get the one-pager here.

  2. Recruit local schools and districts. Use this email or this blurb as a starting point, and take a look at this how-to for schools and districts.

  3. Host an Hour of Code event. See our event how-to guide for a sample run of show, media outreach kit and other event-planning resources. Hosting an event is a great way to promote the Hour of Code and increase participation.

  4. Attend an event during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 3-9). Find classrooms and schools participating in your district, city or state.

  5. Issue a proclamation or resolution. See this sample resolution supportive of Computer Science Education Week and its goals that could be used by state and local legislators.

  6. Draft an op-ed. Consider publishing an opinion piece in your local paper. See this sample op-ed supporting comupter supportive of Computer Science Education Week and its goals.

  7. Spread the word. Share the Hour of Code video on Facebook and talk about your support on Twitter. Share pictures of events or a video of you and other adults doing the Hour of Code. Use the hashtag #HourOfCode so ( can see it and promote the support. Or, use these sample tweets:

    • Every student, boy or girl, should have the chance to learn computer science. Join us in starting with one #HourOfCode
    • Today, we're proud to join the Hour of Code movement. Are you in? #HourOfCode

  8. Issue a press release. Use this sample as a guide.

  9. Connect locally. Visit to learn more about computer science education in your state. Sign the petition there and you’ll get updates from on their local, state and federal advocacy efforts.