Volunteer with TEALS

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If you have a computer science background, please consider volunteering with TEALS. Our schools need you! Rarely are there opportunities within your field of expertise to volunteer and give back to the community.

TEALS volunteer Steven teaches AP CS at Rainier Beach High School.

TEALS volunteer Steven teaches AP CS at Rainier Beach High School.

The Ripple Effect

According to a 2013 study by Code.org, 90% of US high schools do not teach computer science. With software engineers in high demand in the private sector, schools often cannot find instructors with a computer science background, and struggle to compete with the compensation packages offered in industry.

TEALS helps high schools teach computer science by providing a team of trained volunteers to partner with a classroom teacher and deliver computer science to their students. Over 2 years, the classroom teacher gradually takes over the responsibilities of teaching the course.

TEALS volunteers create a ripple effect, impacting not just the students they teach, but the hundreds of students who will study CS with the teacher they help prepare.