For: Parents, Students

Resource Type(s): Career Awareness, Out-of-School Time Programs, Weekend Programs

Grade Band: High School, Middle School

Subject(s): Computer Science, Science, Technology

Girls who CodeGirls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Program and Girls Who Code Clubs, the organization is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

 

Are you aware of the FREE programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join the sisterhood of supportive peers and role models? They are launching the sessions, starting on November 4th , with weekly meetings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturdays. Interested? Registration is still open! You can register here or email.

Learn more of what Clubs Teach Girls:

Sisterhood: Club girls join a safe and supportive environment of peers & role models and learn to see themselves as computer scientists. Beyond the Club, girls can tap into an alumni network of tens of thousands of girls across the country who are using computer science to solve problems they care about.

Code: Club girls learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages — whether they want to build a website, an app, or a robot. Returning Clubs girls can deepen their programming knowledge through extended activity sets.

Impact: Club girls work in teams to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about through code.

A Typical Club Session:

Women in tech spotlight: Girls research a female computer scientist. (10 min)
Girls Who Code Standups: Girls build community by sharing what they’re working on and why it matters to them. (15 min)
Code & Impact: Girls spend time coding independently or work together to design and build their CS Impact project. (60 min)

The curriculum is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. There are activities for girls with ZERO computer science experience all the way up to activities that introduce college-level concepts. As a central part of your Clubs experience, you’ll work with your Club on a Computer Science Impact Project, where you’ll use computer science to solve a problem relevant to your Club and community. Through this project, you’ll also learn the fundamental computer science concepts of loops, variables, conditionals and functions that form the basis for all computer programming languages while also building your teamwork and leadership skills.

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