Sunday, August 2, 2015

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is an amazing program created for girls to be able to immerse themselves in the male-dominated field of computer science. According to the website, 90% of girls who attended the program went on to major or minor in Computer Science or related field, 77% of girls changed their path because of Girls Who Code, and 92% of participants taught someone else to code. At and age where girls are afraid to enter a field they have not previously been encouraged to participate in, this program helps them to gain confidence by teaching them that they can enter the field and succeed. Here's a wonderful video showcasing the difference this program made in the lives of its participants:

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