Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization which seeks to close the gender gap in science and technology fields by teaching girls basic computer science and coding skills at a young age. The program is open to all female-identifying students in 6th through 12th grade and is completely free to participants. Through the 40-hour curriculum, girls learn the core four skills of coding languages (variables, loops, conditionals, and functions). Using these tools, the students work together to develop a computer science-based community service project as a group. Not only do the girls learn key technical skills to promote their academic and career development, but they additionally build a network of engaged, driven women on which they can rely.
To learn more about the national organization: Girls Who Code and to find a club near you, visit the Girls Who Code website girlswhocode.com.