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Start a Girls Who Code Club this fall!

Girls Who Code wants to work with you to provide your students with high-quality computer science resources! A national nonprofit organization, Girls Who Code is working to close the gender gap in computer science professions. The Girls Who Code afterschool curriculum is FREE to participating clubs with curriculum materials geared toward grades 3-5 and 6-12. 

This year, Girls Who Code is also offering resources for starting clubs for 3rd-5th grade girls. The new programming guides students through the book Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World, engages students in hands-on online or offline challenges, and develops girls’ interest in computer science. The program also focuses on teaching bravery and resilience – attributes that are valuable in computer science and beyond.

To start a club, you need:

  1.  A space to meet. Clubs are designed to meet between five and 15 times per year and range from 30-minute meetings to 2 hours per session.
  2. Computers and internet connection (6-12th grade clubs) or copies of the Girls Who Code books (3-5th grade clubs).
  3. A facilitator who is 18 years or older. Program facilitators are not required to have a background in computer science and many club facilitators learn alongside their students!

Bring computer science to the girls you work with: Start your own club today or encourage your students to join a local club!

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