The Sport Ngin Web Academy is a four week course for members of the nonprofit organization known for its hockey development programs serving kids in Minneapolis.
Classes are taught by web professionals 1:1 at Sport Ngin over four weekly sessions. During the program, roughly 10 DinoMights students learn the basics of information architecture, HTML, CSS and Photoshop. The end deliverable is a hand-coded web page that students have built by themselves.
“Our staff had a desire to use their specialized skills to do more with these kids,” company Co founder Carson Kipfer explains, describing the nature of the Sport Ngin — DynoMights relationship. They came up with the idea through a ‘benefiting sponsorship’ at their annual US Pond Hockey Championships tournament.
“This was blast for us,” Kipfer says, adding “It’s very rewarding for our employees to give back this way. The hardest part is done, we’ve created the curriculum and process. There’s a good possibility that we’ll be doing it multiple times throughout 2014.”