Mission Bit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers free programming classes to public high and middle school students. Mission Bit aims to empower students with the skills and confidence to build software that is aligned with students’ passions and provide a pipeline for students to explore technology professional opportunities aligned with their interests.  Students learn by working directly with professional engineers and tech entrepreneurs that volunteer to teach the classes. Mission Bit maintains a 5-1 student to teacher ratio and leverages project-based learning methodology.  Mission Bit is focused on serving low income students and creating gender and ethnic diversity in its classes.