Nine out of ten parents want their child to study computer science but only 25% of high schools in America offer computer science courses to their students. That’s where you come in.TEALS builds sustainable CS high school programs by pairing trained computer science professionals – from across the tech industry – with classroom teachers to team-teach CS. Every student deserves a chance to learn these essential skills. By joining the effort to educate teachers and students alike, you will create a ripple effect giving current and future students the opportunity to be innovators and creators of technology.

Volunteer Voices

  • Silvia Doomra
    Washington, Program Manager at Microsoft
    Not long ago I organized a day that would turn out to be life-changing. I had set up a tour of the Microsoft Redmond campus and one-on-one job shadowing for each of our 20 TEALS students who joined us. Some students got to see high level meetings and… Read More >
  • Minh T. Nguyen
    New York, Senior Software Engineer at Google
    One Saturday while I was taking the subway home, I bumped into one of my students from the TEALS AP computer science class that I have been volunteering to teach. For the next several stops, we chatted about the program and her plans after high school… Read More >
  • Atul Hatalkar
    Phoenix, Principal Engineer at Intel
    Back in 1980s, while in the 11th grade, I accidentally came across a book on computer programming. At that time, I knew nothing about computers and didn’t have access to one. So I wrote and “ran” my programs only on paper, with absolutely no way to confirm that my code was correct. Read More >
  • Jim Eiche
    New York, Programmer and Software Consultant at Gig Werks
    I’m a programmer and software consultant, not a teacher. So when I first started volunteering with TEALS, I was really scared! I worried I’d get to the front of the classroom and freeze, or not know an answer, or be embarrassed. After a few classes that fear goes away. Read More >
  • Leonardo Souza
    Boston, Senior Software Engineer at Firecracker
    I love teaching, and I love education—I always have. I used to teach English when I lived in Brazil, where I grew up, and I have worked as a technical instructor. I’m passionate about kids and education, particularly in computer science. After all, I have seen how much it turned around my life. Read More >
  • Mark Dancho
    Phoenix, Software Engineer at SanDisk
    Not long ago, the head of school at BASIS Chandler sent out an email asking parents to volunteer. My kids go there, and I would love to volunteer, but being a lunchroom monitor was just not my thing. When I found out they were starting the TEALS computer science program… Read More >

TEALS Quick-Start Guide

  1. Attend an info-session in person or view a pre-recorded session online.
  2. Learn more about the different volunteer roles in the Volunteer Guide.
  3. Read the Frequently Asked Questions.
  4. Have additional questions? Contact us.

2016/17 School Partnerships

This map shows the locations of the partner schools we expect to be in the program for the 2016-17 school year. If you don’t see a school in your area, please still apply! We are still accepting schools into the program that may not be listed and remote teaching opportunities are also available to help schools all over the country!