The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Nickelodeon have partnered to inspire, introduce and engage Latinx youth to explore tech and STEM fields as career pathways including space exploration by leveraging the new Nickelodeon TV series “The Astronauts” while HHF leverages CSL (Code as a Second Language) program across the country.
The new initiative called “Lanza” will launch on the week of November 9th as The Astronauts premieres on Nickelodeon and will be integrated into five CSL coding camps featuring an innovative curriculum along with a group of experts from the space science industry who will share their experiences.
Students participating in the “Lanza” initiative will get an exclusive first look of The Astronauts and this content will serve as inspiration for the students and program curriculum. Watch the official trailer below.
If you are an educator and would like to bring CSL Lanza to your school, please submit your contact info below and our CSL team will contact you.
Code as a Second Language (CSL) is a national initiative that works toward introducing youth to computer science and making technical training and careers accessible to women and underrepresented minorities. CSL has been implemented across the country impacting thousands of youth. To learn more about other CSL initiative please visit www.loftcsl.org
About The Astronauts
When 5 kids sneak onboard to check out an empty spacecraft, they quickly find themselves trapped and launched into space! Now, with Mission Control and the kids’ parents powerless to turn the ODYSSEY II around, the kids must work together in order to deal with the malfunctioning onboard AI, Matilda, and return home. From growing their own food to navigating the spacecraft’s course, these young astronauts have only themselves to rely on if they want to survive. The Astronauts premieres November 13th at 7/6c on Nickelodeon.