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What is the cost to participate?
There is no cost. Students can participate in the Innovation League, free of charge.

Where will practices be located?

There are six team sites for the 2021-22 Innovation League: 

  • Concilio (141 E Hunting Park Ave, 19124)
  • MLK Recreation Center (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave, 19121)
  • Kingsessing Recreation Center (4901 Kingsessing Ave, 19143)
  • James L. Wright Recreation Center (3320-50 Haverford Ave, 19104)
  • NE Frankford Boys & Girls Club (1709 Kinsey St, 19124)
  • Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys & Girls Club (1721 W Hunting Park Ave, 19140)

What activities will the students participate in?
Students will participate in weekly practices, as well as innovation competitions. Students will be monitored by Innovation Coaches and volunteers that will coordinate team activities.


Launching in Fall 2021, the CbK Innovation League will be open to 100 students citywide. Similar to a traditional sports season, students will attend weekly practices and events, competing with other teams across the city. Students will be assigned Community Innovation Coaches and tech mentors to help them gain knowledge and navigate innovation challenges. At the end of the season, the teams with the highest rankings will compete in the Innovation Bowl -- the league’s culminating championship event -- for awards and prizes.

The Innovation League is free of charge and open to students between the ages of 12-18 living in Philadelphia. Interested students must be registered online by an adult using the form below. Students will be able to select a team within their community on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration extended to 9/24!

This year, Coded by Kids is launching its Innovation League -- a league for entrepreneurial and creative Philadelphia youth between the ages of 12-18, looking to participate in innovation competitions that build their technology and leadership skills. 

Register for the Innovation League
Register and compete 
for your chance
to win up to $1,000

How to Participate


Registration for the Innovation League is NOW OPEN to Philadelphia students ages 12-18 on a first-come, first-served basis. Please fill out the form below to reserve your spot for the league. Students can register for a team at the following locations:

  • Concilio (practices held weekly on Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm)
  • Nicetown Boys & Girls Club (practices held weekly on Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm)
  • Kingsessing Recreation Center (practices held weekly on Wednesdays, 5pm-7pm)
  • NE Frankford Boys & Girls Club (practices held weekly on Thursdays, 6pm-8pm)
  • MLK Recreation Center (practices held weekly on Wednesdays, 5pm-7pm)
  • James L. Wright Recreation Center (practices held on Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm)

Please note that you will be contacted via email later this summer to complete enrollment forms. If you have questions, please email programs@codedbykids.com.

When does the season begin and end?
The first activities for the league will begin in September 2021. Please see the 
Season Schedule for more information.

What is the time commitment for students?
Students will be asked to participate in practice sessions for 1-2 hours per week. In addition to practices, students will participate in competitions with their teammates on a monthly basis. More information will be provided once the competition schedule is confirmed.

Does my child need to know how to code?
No. Students are not required to have any prior knowledge to join a team. Innovation Coaches and mentors will work with students to help them learn new skills and concepts to prepare them for competitions.

What precautions will be taken as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Students and instructors will be required to wear masks at all times. All participants will be required to pass a temperature checkpoint before entering practices. Practice sites will be equipped with additional PPE (face shields, hand sanitizer, etc). Whenever possible, we will minimize the number of participants gathering indoors (i.e. during competitions or community events).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

View the 2021-22 Schedule

The new league for

young innovators

Coded by Kids is a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit fighting inequity by preparing underrepresented young people to succeed as tech and innovation leaders through project-based learning and mentorship. 1Philadelphia is a citywide initiative aimed at providing underrepresented people with opportunities in tech. The Innovation League is supported by Comcast, Bank of America, the Lenfest Foundation, Odessa Technologies and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Learn about sponsorship

Want to get involved?

We are currently looking for local companies interested in providing sponsorship. If interested, please email Melanie Hidalgo-Britt at mhidalgo-britt@codedbykids.com.