Girls Who Code and the DOE’s Staten Island Borough Field Support Center to bring free after-school computer science clubs to schools across the Borough.
This program will allow 6th-12th grade girls on Staten Island to have increased opportunities to learn coding. Young women are often underrepresented in computer science programs and the tech field. By reaching them at a young age, we can give girls the chance to learn these skills early and prepare them for a career in this industry.
Another benefit to the program is that the girls who participate will be mentored by female engineers who can show them what it’s like to work in this field. The program will also run field trips to the world’s leading tech companies, so girls can see coding in action. I hope that schools around the borough step up to the plate and take advantage of this unique educational opportunity.
Girls Who Code runs programs that teach coding in 42 states, serving over 10,000 girls. The Club program allows participants to learn core coding concepts through projects based on their interests, such as music, animation or games. No prior coding experience is necessary to join. In addition to coding, the clubs encourage a sisterhood between participants, instructors, and their alumnae network.
Middle and high schools are eligible to become host sites for the program. To host a club, a sponsor would need computers with an internet connection for each Club member, space to host the Club and a faculty member to lead the club and coordinate with Girls Who Code.
Those that are interested in setting up a club for the 2016-2017 school year can visit https://girlswhocodeclubs.fluidreview.com/
The Girls Who Code Club Application!
Clubs are after-school programs designed for 6th-12th grade girls to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment. Clubs are typically hosted in schools, colleges, libraries, and community centers during the academic year.
- Project-based computer science. Students learn core concepts through projects based on their interests, such as music, art, or games. Our curriculum is designed for students with a wide range of coding experience. We have lessons for students with ZERO coding experience up to lessons that introduce college-level concepts.
- Sisterhood. Students join our supportive and diverse #squad of amazing girls!
- Role models. Students meet female engineers at the world’s leading companies.