Built and supported by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is a free resource geared toward educating children on animation technology and web development tools. Scratch can be used to program interactive games, stories, and animations within their online editor. Using the Scratch API, developers can pass project IDs in order to access project data in the form of JSON-formatted responses. Returned data will include the associated username, date of creation, description of the project, ID, the project thumbnail, the title of the project, and the project's URL source. Currently, the API does not use an authentication model, but MIT Media Lab intends on implementing OAuth authentication sometime in the future.