Thank you for your support! Your investment is bringing Girls Who Code closer each day to gender parity in the tech workforce. And that’s especially true right now, as our Summer Immersion Programs are in full swing across the country, and we’re gearing up to launch an unprecedented number of Girls Who Code Clubs this fall! With your help, Girls Who Code will have reached over 40,000 girls with over 750,000 hours of computer science education by the end of 2016.
Our Summer Immersion Program has grown in size since our first program in 2012: we’re operating 78 programs of 20 girls each in 11 markets! We’re working with our amazing partners to bring over 285,000 hours of computer science education to over 1,500 high school girls.
Girls in our Summer Immersion Programs are learning mobile app development, web design, robotics, and the theories behind coding and creating their own projects, from games to arduinos. Just last week, our New York City Summer Immersion Program participants came together for the All NYC Field Trip, hosted by Aceenture, which included a full day of exciting speakers and an riveting Augmented Reality demonstration.
At the same time, our Clubs Program team is gearing up for the 2016-2017 school year with a goal to start over 1500 Clubs nationwide! Since we started our first Clubs fewer than three years ago, we’ve been blown away by the high demand for our computer science education services across the country and around the world. We can’t wait to continue to grow the Clubs Program to serve every girl who wants to learn to code!
With our Clubs and Summer Immersion Programs growing so quickly, we’re excited to be able to share our newest data: An unbelievable 90% of our current Summer Immersion Program graduates are majoring or planning to major in computer science or a related field in college, and 77% said they wouldn’t have done so without Girls Who Code. Out of our thousands of Clubs students in grades 6-12, 75% plan to continue studying computer science after their Girls Who Code experience.
2016 has been a year of explosive growth for Girls Who Code, and we cannot wait to see how community grows!
As we look ahead to another year of major expansion in 2017, we want you to be a part of it! Give today to continue supporting us as we close the gender gap in computer science.
Together, we’re creating a movement that is changing the face of technology. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with you!
The Girls Who Code Team