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2017

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Girls Who Code Clubs: Prepare girls in your community for the future

By Leah Silverberg

Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, wants to work with you! Through their afterschool Clubs Program, 6th-12th grade girls use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. Clubs can be hosted by many kinds of youth-serving organizations, including schools, community centers, faith-based organizations, universities, libraries, and other nonprofits.

All materials from Girls Who Code are provided for free, including:

  • 120+ hours of curriculum, activity sets, and an online learning management system
  • Recruitment materials, including student, and volunteer flyers
  • Program management support, including field trip and grant opportunities
  • Facilitator trainings, resources, and real-time support

 

To start a club, you need:

  1. An adult who will be responsible for communicating with Girls Who Code and leading students through the Girls Who Code curriculum for 1-2 hours each week.
    • The administrative contact and the club facilitator can be different people.
    • Club facilitators can be afterschool program staff, teachers, or volunteers from any background or field. Many facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their club members.
  2. Space to regularly host the club.
  3. Computers and internet for each club member if possible. Tablets and phones won’t work.

For more information, check out these other resources:

Bring computer science to girls in your afterschool program with a Girls Who Code Club: Start a club today!

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