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Melissa Potempa (middle, with scissors), a Homer Glen resident and entrepreneur, stands Aug. 22 during the ribbon cutting for the Code Ninjas location she opened in Orland Hills. Potempa is opening three more of the coding academies in the southwest suburbs, including Homer Glen, in the coming months. Photos submitted
Students learn at Code Ninjas, which offers a curriculum that uses popular video games like Minecraft to foster skills in computer science and coding.
Will O’Brien, Freelance Reporter
3:44 am CDT September 18, 2019

Melissa Potempa’s oldest son has been into video gaming since he was little. So, every summer, the Homer Glen mother of three and entrepreneur found herself researching new camps and opportunities for him to embrace his interest in computers. 

That is how she came across Code Ninjas, a national coding academy chain she is bringing to the southwest suburbs.