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What is Girls Who Code? 3 girls looking at laptop screen in the middle

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 2022 Girls Who Code Campstwo girls talking in front of computer

Following up the success of our Summer 2021 Girls Who Code Camps we are excited to be partnering with more great organizations across the state to bring you five new FREE camps! Below is a list of our upcoming week-long, half-day, morning camps. Your school does not already need to have a Girls Who Code Club for you to participate! 

June 20-24, 2022: At Gateway Community Services in partnership with Lewiston Public Schools & Community Staffing Partners - elementary, middle and high school youth 
June 20-24, 2022: At Somerset Career & Technical Center in Skowhegan - High School Youth
July 18-22, 2022: At the Roux Institute in partnership with Portland Public Schools - High School youth
July 25-29, 2022: At the Maine 4-H Foundation Magic Lantern Innovation Lab & Learning Center in Bridgton - Middle & High School youth from Windham/Raymond, Lake Region, and Oxford Hills school districts
Aug 8-12, 2022: At the Roux Institute in partnership with Portland Public Schools - Middle School youth
 
Email Angela for the specific camp link to register. Thanks to our generous sponsors!
 

Why Should Girls Learn to Code?

graph showing number of women in computer science careers

Resources include: a partner playbook, tech specs for facilitators, draft schedule template, social media graphics, posters, and more!

Sponsorship opportunities for our 2021-2022 Initiative are still available!

For more information about starting a Girls Who Code Club at your school, contact Project>Login Director, Angela Oechslie.

 

Existing Girls Who Code Clubs in Maine

Riverton School  
Brunswick High School
Edward Little High School
Sumner Memorial High School
Lake Region High School
Leeds Central School
Lewiston High School
Caribou High School
Falmouth Schools 
Camden Public Library
Brunswick Junior High School
Lewiston Middle School
George Stevens Academy 
Deering High School 
Spruce Mountain Schools
Portland High School
Nokomis Regional Middle School
Bangor YMCA Teen Center
 

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.

2022-2023 Club Sponsors