Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does! Clubs are an opportunity to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Clubs are completely free and offer fun activities through a flexible curriculum that adapts to meet the groups needs.
Our local branch of Girls Who Code, now in its second year, is an opportunity for 5th-8th grade girls and non-binary students to join a network of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. BHML’s Girls Who Code Club meets Wednesdays starting Oct. 4, 4:15–5:15 p.m. and is led by two awesome volunteers who are Bigelow scientists by day, girls who code by night!
To date, Girls Who Code programs have served 580,000 girls, women and nonbinary individuals across the country and around the world since 2012. Despite that, It is interesting to note that In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, it’s only 24%. The percent will continue to decline if we do nothing. Sign up now and make a change!
Registration is required. Register online at bbhlibrary.org/after-school-clubs or by calling the library at 207-633-3112.