Hack Club is a 21st century cultural institution, run by teenagers for teenagers, that prizes technical skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a rigorous dedication to building real things in the real world that solve real problems.
Led by young engineers, with early backing from the 21st century’s most iconic creators, Hack Club is already in 2 percent of US schools, and represents the largest network of technical teens in the world.
Each day, new projects are shipped, new lines of code are written, and new friendships are forged through collaborative, problem-solving technical projects happening at Hack Club.
With your support, Hack Club can grow from 1,000s to 10,000s of teen hackers, bringing free computer science education, a hacker mindset, and an equal shot at success to every teenager, regardless of where they’re from, how they identify, or what their parents do.
Fewer than half US highschools offer CS classes
With an annual budget less than a single, small public highschool, Hack Club brings CS education to thousands of teenagers. Our goal: become the Girl and Boy Scouts of the 21st century.
Hack Clubbers at SpaceX, July 2021: See the video
In the next ten years, Hack Club will discover, foster and inspire thousands more teenagers to become highly technical. We help shape the values of these future leaders, modeling and incentivizing them to be curious, humble, kind, optimistic problem solvers.
Hack Club is founded and run by teenagers.
Our board members are all 21st century founders, innovators, and builders.
Most of our team is technical and are building what they wish they had.
Hack Clubbers code in languages like Rust, Typescript, Haskell, Go and ship projects people use.
All teens, regardless of background, join Hack Club.
Hack Club is the only nonprofit in the country with 100% financial transparency
Eleeza, a 16-year-old Hack Clubber from London, UK, created "Double-Edged Blade: All Under Control”, a 2D visual novel video game! She created, illustrated and wrote the entire thing, and along the way she posted updates and asked Hack Clubbers for storyline suggestions all on her personal channel at Hack Club.
"Hack Club is awesome”
“There’s so much positivity”
"[Hack Club] has given me the confidence to imagine, build, and explore.”
Leading a Hack Club at her school
Hosting an AMA with Elon Musk
No offense! Aiden, 16, used Tensorflow to trigger a photo every time he gives his device the middle finger. It’s a parody of selfie culture, and a pretty popular ship at Hack Club!
"In addition to allowing the public to hold these organizations accountable, transparent finances help founders and board members make the right decisions in the first place since they know they’re operating under public scrutiny."— Chronicle of Philanthropy
"Do you know Zach Latta?” ... “You know he rebuilt Yo’s backend. He’s baller.”— California Sunday Magazine
Hack Club invites the 21st century’s leading thinkers, builders and disrupters to join our small, core network of donors with a gift.
Founded in 2014, Hack Club grew 700 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Hack Club’s team of engineers can’t keep up with demand.
With your gift, Hack Club could increase engineering support to serve thousands more teenagers, with a strong focus on serving those who face additional barriers to contributing their talents to the world.
“Hack Club is the organization I wish I had when I was a teenager. In 2017, I joined as a founding board member, and I’ve seen firsthand the leadership team act with integrity and transparency since Day 1. Founder Zach Latta and COO Christina Asquith are efficient, responsible and disciplined stewards of every dollar, and I've proudly grown my donations over the years.
With major support, I am confident Hack Club will change the world. I have met dozens of teenagers involved in Hack Club, and seen how it already is having an enormous impact in their lives.
Hack Club is inspiring a generation of teenagers to become highly-technical builders, innovators and problem-solvers — and it is making the path to success accessible to all young people regardless of background. I believe in Hack Club, and I'm looking forward to staying involved for the long term. I also personally intend to continue and grow my financial support of their mission."— Tom Preston-Werner, Co-founder, Preston-Werner Ventures / Co-founder and former CEO, GitHub