Hack Club is a nonprofit network of high school coding clubs and makers around the world. Applications are now open.Apply now
Hack Clubs typically meet for 1.5 hours 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 join a private space for Hack Club leaders to ask questions & chat, share projects, & attend weekly live events.
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 (US-only) and a club fund with Hack Club Bank. 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.
Free subscriptions to Figma Pro, repl.it, 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 ~
Coding is often seen as an isolating activity, whilst one may join a team to play football or a club to play chess, the stereotype of a programmer is a person alone in a dark room. But it doesn't have to be that way, you’ll find some fabulous people to talk to in our global Slack (Discord-style online groupchat) with 11,000+ members, active at all hours. For leaders, you'll be able to connect with other leaders and support one another.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!