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What is Girls Who Code? 

Girls Who Code is nationwide organization dedicated to close the gender gap in technology by 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. You can also download Women in Tech Lesson Plans. 

Girls Who Code also recently released a free virtual video series to support young women in tech during COVID-19.

Why Should Girls Learn to Code?

Read this article contributed by Eleven Fifty Academy.

What Are We Doing in Maine? 

Project>Login is the Maine Community Partner for Girls Who Code. Community Partners can help set-up new clubs and access resources and grant opportunities from Girls Who Code. 

For more information about starting a Girls Who Code Club at your school, contact Angela Oechslie

 

 

Existing Girls Who Code Clubs in Maine

Riverton School  
Brunswick High School
Lake Region High 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 
 

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