go here This is a great infographic from Code.org on the potential for kids and programming. There is definitely a shortage of kids taking up programming either as a hobby or as a career. Only 10% of schools have a programming class!
http://megatuce.com/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://megatuce.com/2015/01/bestie-triplet-chalkboard-nails/ With our book, Principles of Programming, we’d like to help facilitate getting kids and homeschool students interested in programming. This book is an easy self study on the basic concepts of programming.