Who You Support When You Buy from Level Up Tutorials

Nov 29, 2022

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When you support LUT, you’re supporting a community-focused small business, rooted in helping others.

As consumers, we care about where our money goes, who and what it supports when we're buying from companies. We feel better when we know our dollars are spent on things that support our beliefs and minimize negative impacts. So who and what are you really supporting when you buy from Level Up Tutorials?

You’re supporting someone’s dream.

Level Up Tutorials was created by Scott Tolinski and his boss with the vision to help people achieve their goals through accessible, modern, easy-to-follow tutorials and courses for all levels.

The idea stemmed from a deep desire to contribute to the community, to facilitate learnings for others to help achieve their goals. Ten years later and we’re still driven by the passion to help people learn to code independently without having to sacrifice too much.

You’re supporting a small business .

And by small, we mean 2 full-time employees and 2 additional friends (contractors) who help out when they can!

You're supporting a company that cares about lifting others up.

This years we focused heavily on bringing on a diverse pool of guest content creators. Not only did these individuals provided invaluable content to enrich our library, but we hope they felt the favor was returned.

These people came from a variety of backgrounds. Including those who mentioned that they got their start in coding by learning from Scott’s YouTube videos years ago, to now creating an entire course for this company. Getting to witness these ‘full circle’ moments were quite fulfilling.

Others were inspired by the chance to use LUT as an opportunity for growth, a first step into the education realm, a tool for career advancement, or even a new income route. Whatever their goals, we were honored to be a part even a tiny part of their successes.

We feel the same about our community. When we see an opportunity to help out a friend, we will do our best.

You're supporting a company that care about you and listens to you.

Tech changes quickly and we change with it. Being a lean and agile company, we’re ready to pivot, stay relevant and give customers what they’re asking for at the drop of a hat.

You're supporting these charities.

Black Girls Code Their Vision: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.

All Star Code Their Mission: All Star Code creates economic opportunity by developing a new generation of boys and young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed in a technological world.

Their Vision: All Star Code envisions a country where all young men of color have access to the tools of success, where the ability to thrive is available to all who are willing to dare greatly.

Vets Who Code Their Vision: #VetsWhoCode is a veteran-led and operated 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit that focuses on training veterans in web development and software engineering principles free of charge with the focus of starting careers as JavaScript developers.