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

Girls Who Code is a 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. 

Girls Who Code also 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 access resources and grant opportunities and help set up new clubs 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.

In 2024, P>L is expanding the reach of Girls Who Code Summer camps to each county in Maine. If you're interested in helping us grow this program please considering volunteering or becoming a Girls Who Code Host Site. 

Want to volunteer with us?

We have several options for you to engage with Girls Who Code in Maine, including mentoring, facilitating, being a guest speaker, project support, and more! Time commitment varies depending on how you volunteer with us. Fill out this form to sign up. Questions? Email

Interested in starting a Girls Who Code club in your school? Read Clubs FAQs. Resources and information is available. 

Email for more information.

2024 Camp Schedule

Click here to register for any of the upcoming camps.
June 24th-28th
Penobscot County:
Grades: 8-12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Androscoggin County:
Grades: 6-12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 8th-12th
Penobscot County:
Grades: 6-8
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Franklin County: Postponed 
Grades: 6-12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cumberland/Sagadagoc County:
Grades: 6-12
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
July 15th - 19th
Aroostook County:
Grades: 3-8
9 am - 2 pm


July 22nd-26th
Waldo County:
Grades: 6-12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aroostook County:
Grades: 6-12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Penobscot County:
Grades: 9-12
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
** New Date**
Kennebec County:
Grades: 6-12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
August 5th-9th
Cumberland County:
Grades: 6-12
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lincoln County:
Grades: 6-12
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Piscataquis County:
Grades 5-8
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
York County:
Grades: 6-8
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Need a device? We have a partnership with Give IT. Get IT. to provide laptops to youth so they can participate.

Why Should Girls Learn to Code?

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

Sponsorship opportunities for our 2024-2025 Initiative now 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

Brunswick High School
Brunswick Junior High School
Camden Public Library
Caribou Community School
Challenger Learning Center
Deering High School 
Edward Little High School
Ellsworth Schools
Falmouth Schools
Freeport High School
George Stevens Academy  
Lake Region High School
Leeds Central School
Lewiston High School
Lewiston Middle School
Portland Public Library
Portland High School
Nokomis Regional Middle School
Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School
Lincoln Middle School (Portland, ME)
Lyman Moore Middle School
Maine Discovery Museum
Riverton School 
RSU 34 Coding Club
Skowhegan Middle School & REACH
Spruce Mountain Schools
Sumner Memorial High School
Device Access Partner

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.

2024-2025 Club Sponsors