Referrals and Nice Things
This is the stuff I read regularly to remind me what I’m doing and why — especially when things get really frustrating and exhausting.
“Thank you so much for introducing me to coding! I have learned so much. I love being able to create something anyone can enjoy. I hope to see you in the Fall!”
“Hey Rob, I just want to encourage you to keep teaching. You’re gifts aren’t just technical. You are making more of an impact then you know.”
“I just wanted to let you know that [my son] has really been enjoying camp this week. He talks non-stop about it when he gets home. He’s so excited about what he’s doing!! He just told me this has been the best camp ever because they are learning and then get to play with what what they learned. 😀”
“Mur and I really, really believe in what Skilstak is about and what you are doing and have done for dozens of young boys and girls. Beyond the coding and the career preparation, Skilstak provides a ‘place‘ for them and gives them the courage to wear their nerd badges proudly. I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that the impact of Skilstak will last throughout their lives regardless of the trajectory each takes.” (Mary Muchane)
“My son attended the Minecraft camp today and is hooked! He is registered for a coding class now every week! He just keeps thanking us for finding this ‘cool’ place! I highly recommend for kids who love technology and want to learn more!” (Jennifer Miller)
“I have enjoyed my time learning at Skilstak! My favorite thing is that we are always changing and learning the newest available material for web development. Most of my girl friends don’t like to talk about code, but it is because they don’t understand it. I have found other coding girls at Skilstak, I enjoy figuring out assignments together with them and also working at my own pace.”(Bella)
“Rob does a fantastic job of engaging and teaching the kids without them even knowing they‘re learning. :) We’ll be repeat customers every time my grandson comes for a visit!” (Joni Dunn)
“My son has been attending SkilStak for almost four years now. He started out in Code and Play and has progressed to Pro, gaining invaluable coding skills and knowledge every step of the way! In addition to classes, he has served as a TA or teacher’s assistant and aspires to be an instructor as his part-time job during his high school years. He has not only learned several coding languages, but has acquired a valuable work ethic and sense of community and active citizenship. I have no doubt, that he truly has discovered his lifelong passion and career path while attending classes at SkilStak. I am extremely grateful to Rob for providing my son with his incredible coding abilities and life skills, and more importantly, for serving as a mentor and positive male role model to an impressionable teenager! I would wholeheartedly recommend the SkilStak program as an extracurricular activity to any future coders and their parents!” (Dena Miller)
“Our quiet, unexcitable 11 year old son has been taking classes with Rob and his crew at Skilstak going on 3 1/2 years. These classes are a challenge that school can not provide. He says that they are just fun and he likes creating on the computer. But we see much more! We have seen him become more creative and analytical, confident, independent, and self-sufficient. Mr. Rob has opened his eyes to future job possibilities and the importance of professionalism and good character. As well as legitimate computer programming instruction. He can’t wait to go to the classes!
These classes are more than standard ‘summer camp’ computer classes. Students are expected to actually learn different languages and create programs. They will get certified at their own pace. And the classes are challenging. We highly recommend Skilstak to anyone wanting to do more than ‘play on a computer’." (Happy Mom, Sandy M.)
“Couldn’t give enough praise to Skilstak and what it stands for! Constantly on top of things, Mr. Rob helps get everyone excited and inspired to code and “save the world!” Honestly though, this place has impacted me so much in just one year. Mr. Rob is as authentic as they come and truly cares about education. If your kids are even remotely interested in technology, you’ll get every penny’s worth and more by attending SkilStak.” (Harrison, 19, headed off to college)