Girls Who Code Takes Root in our Region
July 10, 2017
Girls Who Code is bridging the gender gap in the tech industry. This national nonprofit prepares girls for rigorous degree programs and careers in computer science by fostering Girls Who Code clubs around the country. Club girls learn coding concepts like loops, variables, and functions giving them the basic tools necessary to build websites, apps - even robots! They also work together on a Computer Science Impact Project to benefit their community.
In addition to learning and improving computer programming skills, 6th - 12th grade girls gain confidence, leadership skills and access to a network of peers with a common passion for coding and a desire to affect change.
Last month, 13 girls graduated from a local Girls Who Code club. Read an article in the Free Lance-Star about the graduates here.
Club sponsor and facilitator Angela Williams of Touchstone Learning and Leadership is a member of the Women and Girls Fund. (Co-sponsor Fredericksburg All Ages is a youth-led nonprofit and past grant recipient of The Community Foundation.)