Program Policy

The CoderDojoDSM program is for youth age 9+ and a parent or guardian must register each student. For in-person meetups, a parent or guardian must remain on-site at the session during all times with any child below age 13. For virtual meetups, we strongly recommend a parent or guardian be present with younger, less experienced students to provide guidance on navigating multiple windows while working in virtual webinar/meeting applications. We do not create online accounts for students.


When unacceptable or negative behavior occurs, staff and volunteers will attempt to redirect the student. Positive verbal communication along with time given to correct the behavior, shall accompany the redirection. On occasions when redirection is unsuccessful in resolving negative behavior, the student’s parent/guardian will be notified and the student will be removed from the activity or program for an appropriate time to be determined by staff.

Unacceptable or negative behavior is defined as a child who: uses physical force against others, misuses equipment or associated property, is unable to maintain control, uses inappropriate language, or behaves in a harassing or disrespectful manner to other youth or adults.

Additional details prohibiting harassment and violence as well as child protection can be found in our Safety Policy.


We may disclose your name and child’s name to our affiliates for the purpose of entering a secured facility for attending a meetup. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for additional details.


Photos may be taken at the meetup and those photos may be used in promotional and marketing materials by Tech Journey, Inc., and/or its affiliates. As parent/guardian with legal responsibility for participants, you consent to your child being in photos or videos while involved with the CoderDojoDSM program for the purpose of sharing, in both print and electronic media forms, what Tech Journey and its affiliates does with our community. You give Tech Journey and its affiliates the irrevocable right to use, reproduce, or publish your child’s image and likeness, in all forms (including photographs and video) and all types of media, for any lawful purpose. You also waive any right to approve or inspect the finished product, including written copy. You additionally waive any right to compensation arising or related to the use of your child’s image and likeness.


In consideration of your child participating in the CoderDojoDSM program, you acknowledge, fully understand, and willingly agree that some activities carry inherent risks. You knowingly and voluntarily assume all risk, both known and unknown, even risk from the negligent acts or omissions of others, and assume full responsibility for your child’s participation. You waive any and all claims against and fully release from liability Tech Journey, Inc. and its affiliates, for any damages, claims, injuries, losses, or lawsuits resulting from your child’s participation in registered activities. You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Tech Journey, Inc., including its leadership, staff and volunteers, from any harm or damages that may occur directly or indirectly by your child’s participation.


This is to certify that I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, am informed about the types of activities, events, and programs offered by Tech Journey, Inc. and I consent to my child’s participation. Additionally, I do consent and agree to the Attendance Policy, Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy, Media Release and Liability Waiver and Release above. I also release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Tech Journey, Inc. from any and all liabilities incident to my minor child’s involvement or participation in these programs as provided above, even if arising from their negligence, to the fullest extent permitted by law.