What is Girls Who Code?
Girls Who Code is nationwide organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology through after school clubs for middle school students, summer immersion programs for 10th and 11th graders, and a college program to connect alumni.
Most recently in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Girls Who Code released Code At Home with activities ranging from beginner to difficult.
What Are We Doing in Maine?
Project>Login, a signature program of Educate Maine, is Maine's Community Partner for Girls Who Code. Community Partners can help set up new clubs and access resources and grant opportunities from Girls Who Code.
In the Summer of 2021 P>L piloted a week-long, half-day, Girls Who Code summer camp for educators and student ambassadors to help them kick-start clubs at their schools. Learn more about our summer camp pilot here.
Want to volunteer with us?
We have several options for you to engage with Girls Who Code in Maine and engagement opportunities include: mentoring, facilitating, being a guest speaker, project support, and more!
Time commitment varies depending on how you volunteer with us. Questions? email Angela@educatemaine.org
Summer 2023 Girls Who Code Camps
Following up on the success of our Summer 2021 and 2022 Girls Who Code Camps we've partnered with more great organizations across the state to bring girls and nonbinary students summer camps, for FREE! Schools did not already need to have a Girls Who Code Club for students to participate!
Why Should Girls Learn to Code?
Resources include a partner playbook, tech specs for facilitators, draft schedule template, social media graphics, posters, and more!
Sponsorship opportunities for our 2023-2024 Initiative are still available!
For more information about starting a Girls Who Code Club at your school, contact Project>Login Director, Angela Oechslie.
Lead Initiative Sponsor
Existing Girls Who Code Clubs in Maine
Spotlight on Ryleigh, a 2022 Girls Who Code Summer Camp Participant
Ryleigh is a 7th grade student at Mahoney Middle School in So. Portland. Ryleigh attended a Girls Who Code camp hosted at the Roux Institute this summer. Ryleigh got to visit the WEX headquarters as part of the field trip experience. She was exposed to women who work in technology, heard their stories of their career paths, saw them in their workplace, networked and play games with these professionals, and wrote some code herself. This fall upon returning to school, Ryleigh is helping to form and launch a new Girls Who Code club at Mahoney.
Spotlight on Naomie, a 2021 Girls Who Code Summer Camp Participant
Naomie is a new resident to our country, and Portland. She is a rising Senior at Deering High School in Portland. She has never written code before, but enjoys math and knows she has mathematical talent. She doesn't know what her options are, or how to explore the viability of a path to a career in technology. Naomie attended a Girls Who Code camp this summer. She was exposed to women who work in technology, heard their stories of their career paths, saw them in their workplace, and wrote some code herself. This fall on return to school, she will participate in a new Girls Who Code club at her school, and has allies and resources to help her start down a path of her choosing, leveraging her skill and interest in Math to continue her education to a rewarding career.