Girls Who Code is the national non-profit that works to inspire, educate and equip girls with the skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Our vision is to reach gender parity in computing and technology sectors.
Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. Clubs meet 2 hours per week after school or on weekends during the academic year.
Clubs can be hosted in schools, universities, libraries, community centers, faith-based organizations, or nonprofits.
They are led by Facilitators, who can be teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents, or volunteers from any background or field. Many Facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their Club members.
Club girls are prepared for the future of work through the following pillars:
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.
For more information about our programs and how to join, please visit our website at www.girlswhocode.com/clubs/ or email Emily Ong, Community Partner Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.