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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.

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

Read this article contributed by Eleven Fifty Academy to learn more about why girls should learn to code.

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 Lewiston Public Schools Girls Who Code Initiative 

Lewiston Public Schools has two established Girls Who Code Clubs. At Lewiston Middle School, girls meet every other day during Academic Seminar with Barbara Benjamin-McManus and at Lewiston High School, every Tuesday after school with Nikki Pringle. During the 19-20 school year, both clubs tried a variety of activities before settling on web development at LMS and app design at LHS, with an eye on Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge. For more information on Lewiston's computer science efforts, visit CSforLPS.org 

 

2022-2023 Club Sponsors