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.
Girls Who Code also recently released a free virtual video series to support young women in tech during COVID-19.
What Are We Doing in Maine?
Existing Girls Who Code Clubs in Maine
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