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Free After-School Tech Bootcamp Begins Aug. 25
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Bay Valley Tech, a leading code academy, is partnering with The Salvation Army to launch a free web design youth training program for junior high and high school students between the ages of 11 and 17 at The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Community Center in south Modesto.

The bootcamp will run from Aug. 25, 2022, through Jan. 5, 2023, and will help students learn graphic design, web design and basic coding skills.

“Our goal is to provide an opportunity for students to have fun while learning in-demand skills and to inspire them to help others in the community,” stated Maria Arellano, business manager for The Salvation Army Modesto. “We thank Bay Valley Tech for helping students prepare for the careers of tomorrow and for their work to make this program possible.”

Phillip Lan, president of Bay Valley Tech, explained that “This free program provides these students a low-barrier pathway to a lucrative career in tech.”

To register for Bay Valley Tech’s free youth tech skills bootcamp, visit The Salvation Army Red Shield Community Center,1649 Las Vegas St., Modesto or call (209) 538-7111 for more information.

Bay Valley Tech is a fast-growing free coding bootcamp and software internship program, training students in modern skills and connecting them with prospective employers in cities such as Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, San Francisco, San Jose and Pleasanton. Bay Valley Tech also develops regional innovation hubs through collaborations with state/county/city partners, California State University, the County Office of Education and corporate partners as well as its support for Women Techmakers, Valley Hackathon, Tech Connect, Valley Agtech and numerous software developer meetups and youth coding initiatives. For more information, visit

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans through a range of social services. In 2021, The Salvation Army was ranked No. 2 on the list of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information, visit