"Girls Who Code gave me confidence in my abilities and helped me see what I can accomplish in my life." —Nikita, 16

Clubs

Girls Who Code Clubs offer computer science education and tech industry exposure to 6th-12th grade girls nationally throughout the academic year. Clubs are taught by our incredible volunteer instructors who are trained and supported by Girls Who Code staff. 

Girls Who Code Clubs represent a scalable approach to computer science education and includes forty curriculum hours paired with project based, group learning. Clubs have launched nationally in over 20 States and have helped hundreds of girls gain exposure to computer science education.

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We partner with Middle Schools, High Schools and Universities to bring Girls Who Code Clubs to communities across the country. Any Middle, High School or University Faculty member is eligible to start a Club at their school or university. Companies that are interested in sponsoring Clubs should email us at clubs@girlswhocode.com.

Our Curriculum

  • Monthly, project based activities
  • Opportunity to build real world software including mobile apps and games
  • 40 hours of instruction per school year
  • An end of year, student-choice, final project that impacts your community

You may now click here to receive the most current Girls Who Code Clubs Curriculum.

Our Instructors

Our Instructors are industry professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and computer science enthusiasts who are committed to achieving gender parity in the tech workforce. Instructors must have experience in Computer Science to qualify. We take care of the rest with a comprehensive curriculum and training in CS education and classroom management techniques. Click here to learn more about becoming an instructor.

 

*Any girl under the age of 13 interested in starting a Club must have a parent apply on her behalf.

Why It Matters

0.3%

In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), but when choosing a college major, just 0.3% of high school girls select computer science.

100%

100% of 2012 program participants report that they are definitely or more likely to major in computer science following the program.

12%

Women today represent 12% of all computer science graduates. In 1984, they represented 37%.

12%

While 57% of bachelor’s degrees are earned by women, just 12% of computer science degrees are awarded to women.

17%

Despite the fact that 55% of overall AP test takers are girls, only 17% of AP Computer Science test takers are high school girls.

25%

Women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields.

29%

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. Yet U.S. universities are expected produce only enough qualified graduates to fill 29% of these jobs.

3/25

In a room full of 25 engineers, only 3 will be women.