The KidCodeIt Story

Our Founders

Max and Michael have been friends since the 1st grade. Michael brings his design skills to the team while Max handles most of the technical and business aspects.

Michael Lefco

Michael Lefco

Co-Founder/UX Designer
Max Richman

Max Richman

Co-Founder/CEO

Our Story

After graduating from the University of Michigan, I (Max) was not sure what I wanted to do with my career. Though I had originally intended on law school, I decided to pursue a life-long dream of starting my own business.I had an overwhelming number of business ideas but realized I lacked the technical skills to make these ideas into a reality. I quickly discovered that computer programming would be essential in achieving my dream.

Fastforward a few months, I had the privilege of attending RefactorU, a coding bootcamp in Boulder, CO, which specializes in full stack Javascript web development. In only ten weeks, I had learned the skills necessary to be considered for computer programming jobs with incredibly competitive salaries. I started teaching kids on the side because I had always regreted not coding sooner.

I started KidCodeIt with the intention to give kids in school the chance to learn from my mistake. The ability to code is something anyone can learn. It's also a skill that allows you to explore your creativity while gaining the potential to start a lucrative career.