Early talent



We understand the value of equipping students with the skills to enjoy and engage with STEM field at an early age. We are proud to work with local schools and organizations to cultivate the technologists of tomorrow.

Some of our work has included:

  • Coding workshops to give local students insight into a career in tech
  • Career shadowing days for high schoolers interested in learning about the IT field
  • Sponsorship of tech events with NYTechWomen and Girl Develop It
“FDM has been instrumental in providing experiences that develop and direct the choices our young ladies as they make life changing decisions about the future. All of our young ladies felt empowered and excited about where coding and technology can take them thanks to FDM.”

Abigail Mente, Computer Science Teacher at the High School for Leadership & Public Service

Case study

Girls in ICT Day Coding Workshops

Girls in ICT Day is a global initiative designed to encourage girls of all ages to explore ICT fields and inspire a love for technology.

FDM celebrated by partnering with local schools to host girls in our academy centers around the globe, running interactive Sonic Pi coding workshops.

Sonic Pi is an open source programming environment that teaches the basics of programming through music composition.

Starting in Hong Kong and finishing in our New York academy, throughout the day FDM welcomed more than 40 girls for an interactive day to learn the basics of programming. It was an opportunity to demonstrate the creative and artistic side of programming.


FDM strongly values giving back to our community. Working together towards a philanthropic cause helps to give perspective and unity to us as an organization. We participate in a number of charity events, campaigns and initiatives every year at both at the regional and international level. Some of our charity engagements have included:

Charity Day supporting Veterans of Foreign Wars
FDM hosts local school for a Sonic Pi Workshop
FDM Partners with the Army PaYS Program
High school students attend a Career Shadowing Day at FDM
Holiday toy drive for the Coalition for the Homeless
Performing for charity event at Trinity Church
Volunteering for Trinity Church’s Brown Bag Lunch Program