About Us

About Youth Code Foundation

At Youth Code Foundation, we are a dynamic and passionate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth through the world of coding. Our team is committed to providing free online coding classes to children in grades K-12, fostering creativity, problem-solving skills, and a love for technology. With a focus on inclusivity and accessibility, we aim to reach young learners from all backgrounds, ensuring that coding education is available to every child who aspires to explore the digital realm.

Through innovative initiatives like the YouthCodeX international hackathon, we offer opportunities for young coders to showcase their talents, collaborate with peers, and unleash their full potential. Youth Code Foundation is more than just an organization; we are a supportive community of educators, mentors, and young learners, all passionate about making a positive impact on the future of technology.

Join us on this exciting journey of empowering the next generation of digital leaders. Together, we can inspire and shape a brighter future through the magic of coding.

The Board

Palash Shah


Aarav Samal

Vice President - Director of Teaching

Nirek Shah

Vice President - Director of Outreach 

Curriculum Development Team

Michael Chang

Python Curriculum

Sanjog Dandona

Scratch Curriculum

Anay Upadhyay

Scratch Curriculum


Arnav Upadyay

Daniel Achacon

Tanay Patil 

Yathaarth Singh

Akul Laddha

Sherwin Jiang

Avi Gupta

Harshitia Sudhakar

Anika Thakur

Kavin Suresh

 Outreach and Advertising

Dija Ramsoedit

Suriname Outreach Manager

Hardhik Atchakala


Mustafa Farooqui

Founder & Executive Chair

TCNJ-Rutgers New Jersey Medical School BS/MD Program

Hammad Farooqi


Princeton University

Aman Srivastava


University of Maryland  

Muhammad Yousuf - Georgia Institute of Technology

Sanchali Dighe - Rutgers University

Dawud Rana - Rutgers University

Maaz Abbasi - University Of Illinois Urbana-Champagne 

Aniket Deshpande- University Of Illinois Urbana-Champagne 

Varun Kumar - University Of Massachusetts Amherst