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.
Why Should Girls Learn to Code?
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.
This summer we are piloting a summer camp for educators and 3-4 student ambassadors who will then go back to start clubs in the fall at their schools. Sponsorship opportunities for the camp are still available.
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