23
Mar

Girls Who Code Releases Free Virtual Curricula, Bringing Students Around the World Educational Resources Amid Unprecedented School Closures During COVID-19

“Girls Who Code at Home” curricula will be available to download for free on the organization’s  website

New York, NY (March 23, 2020) – Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, today announced it would release free virtual curricula, “Girls Who Code at Home,” bringing students around the world educational coding resources amid unprecedented school closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Our biggest acts of bravery, innovation, courage, come during times of crisis—and that’s especially true when it comes to women and girls,” said Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. “We wanted to provide support for parents busy working from home, options for educators in need of remote work, and—of course—inspiration for our girls who are out there eager to learn and thinking about how to help their communities.” 

The Girls Who Code at Home curricula will be available to download for free on the organization’s website and will feature women in tech as a way to inspire young girls with role models in the field. Activities include tutorials on binary coding bracelets, python, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and more. The organization will release new activities every week. 

Since its founding in 2012, the international nonprofit has taught 185,000 girls to code–half of whom are from historically underrepresented groups in tech. The organization has 30,000 college-aged alumni, and its alumni are declaring majors in computer science and related fields at 15 times the national average.  

 

About Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, and leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip young women with the computing skills needed to pursue 21st century opportunities. Since launching in the United States in 2012, Girls Who Code has reached 185,000 girls through its programs (Clubs, Summer Immersion Program, College Loops), and 100 million people through campaigns, advocacy work, and 13-book New York Times best-selling series. To learn more, visit www.girlswhocode.com.