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Canadian Teen continues to deliver through her community initiative by teaching Coding to inspire young students to take up STEM careers

Arya Peruma is sharing her passion for STEM with the world. She does this by leading coding/programming webinars that she then posts online for others to view for free if they cannot attend. Through her non-profit, Coding for Young Minds Community Organization, she reaches out to as many people as she can to help them learn to love STEM as much as she does. She is particularly interested in increasing representation of minority groups who participate in STEM activities.

Her upcoming coding tutoring webinar is on the Java programming language starting November 2020. Java is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world and is a versatile language that can be used for a variety of applications. These include developing desktop applications, mobile applications, and various games. In the upcoming webinar, participants will be introduced to programming, and how programming languages like Java work. participants will also learn about the components of Java, classes, and how to use them to print. To register for the upcoming session, please visit

Peruma is currently a Grade 10 student and advocates for STEM for youth. She strives to increase STEM accessibility for students who do not have many opportunities to engage with STEM education. She has completed Javascript and HTML certifications and participated in a virtual reality gaming project. In 2019, she received the University Learning Enrichment Advancement Program Engineering Award Scholarship.

Her work at Coding for Young Minds Community Organization began when COVID shut schools down, and she has since supported hundreds of learners from around the world as they explore STEM – for free. In the past, she has volunteered as a tutor and worked to help learners learn more about STEM in a variety of settings. She develops and delivers STEM lessons on topics like coding and plans to continue doing so.

Arya is a young person advocating tirelessly on behalf of other young people, particularly those who are underrepresented in STEM, to improve their access to STEM education through her free community initiative. Her non-profit, Coding for Young Minds Community Organization, makes STEM accessible to all. She aims to inspire young people to take up STEM careers.

“STEM education including Coding and Programming should be freely accessible to all students, no matter their background”, said Arya Peruma, Founder Coding for Young Minds Community Organization.