Hack Club is a nonprofit network of high school coding clubs and makers around the world. Applications are now open.Apply nowJoin the Slack
Hack Clubs typically meet for 1 hour each week in high schools, makerspaces, community centers, churches, and any other venue where teenagers can gather. As a club leader, you get members (mostly beginners) started on something to learn/create, then members work at their own pace, building websites, apps, & games, and presenting them at the end.
A group of teens, many beginners, gather to start coding.The leader (that’s you!) presents for a few minutes, getting the group started building something new.2
Everyone gets hacking, individually. Not hacking bank accounts, being creative and making something awesome.3
To end, everyone demos their work.As a leader, you’re cultivating a community of makers. Each member showing off their work builds momentum & motivation.
Hack Clubs attend and run hackathons like Windy City Hacks & Hack the Fog, run summer programs like Hack Camp, and compete in events like the Congressional App Challenge. The hack’s the limit.
~ Welcome to Hackerland ~
Learning to code is like gaining a superpower — turning you from a consumer of technology into a creator. It shouldn’t be taught like a class — it should be a creative, inclusive space. To foster this environment, every Hack Club is student-led & members make self-directed projects.Our philosophy →
Hit the ground running
In our Slack community, you’ll be invited to a space for Hack Club leaders to ask questions & chat, share projects, & attend weekly live events.
We build tools, such as Sprig, that your members can use to make projects with in meetings! Built more of them with us in our Slack community.
Come prepared to every meeting with over 100 workshops (3 years’ worth!) that guide your club members through making fun, creative projects.
Get amazing stickers for marketing your club shipped directly to you & your club members.
Use our 501(c)(3) status and a restricted fund with Hack Club Bank to fundraise, accept donations, buy things!
From Hack Night to AMAs to weirder events, the Slack community has live events for leaders & members alike every week.
We're always building new tools for leaders, such as Sprig! We've also got free subscriptions to Figma Pro, Postman, and more for running a great club.
When established CS clubs join, they get all the Hack Club benefits: Zoom Pro, stickers, our Slack community, workshops, the works. They’re welcome to use the “Hack Club” name or keep their existing one.
~ The Hack Club Slack ~
Communication and planning for our open source projects happen in the Slack. Coding is often seen as an isolating activity. Plenty of groups exist for kids who are interested in sports, theater, or chess, but the stereotype of a programmer is a person who sits alone in a dark room. It doesn't have to be this way—in the Hack Club Slack (Discord-style online groupchat), you'll find a group of 20,000+ fabulous people to talk to, active at all hours.Join our Slack →
It’s all-online, free, & takes under an hour. We’ll help from there!
Start by telling us about your club & who’s leading it.
Hop on a quick Zoom with someone from Hack Club HQ.
Schedule your club’s first meeting & get going!