Summer Programs
Coding, Sisterhood, Bravery
Students gain the computer science skills they need to make an impact and prepare for tech careers in our free, virtual summer programs. Summer program participants get exposure to tech jobs, meet leaders in tech careers, and find community in our supportive sisterhood; all while investing in their future self.
WHAT ARE GWC SUMMER PROGRAMS?
We offer two programs: A 2-week immersion program or a 6-week self-paced experience that will allow students an opportunity to learn in a style that works best for them while making meaningful connections. All high school students who identify as girls or non-binary can apply, and no prior computer science experience is required.
  • Build Skills
    Learn to code through hands-on real-world projects in art, storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, apps and more!
  • Build Community
    Join our supportive and diverse sisterhood! Make meaningful friendships as you become part of our lifelong alumni network.
  • Build a Professional Network
    Invest in your future self by spending your summer with the world’s hottest tech companies! Learn about tech careers by connecting with female engineers and entrepreneurs and participating in skill-building workshops.
  • WHAT IS THE SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM?
    In the 2-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP), high school students attend live, virtual classes sponsored by industry-leading companies like MetLife, Bank of America, and Accenture. *New in 2023* SIP students will get an Introduction to Game Design. This year’s program will focus on beginner to intermediate CS concepts, the iterative design process, UX design basics, and introduce students to tech industry!
    • Current 9th-11th graders (now accepting eligible summer alumni!)
    • 2-week virtual program
    • $300 needs-based grant provided (for eligible students in the United States)
    WHAT IS THE SELF-PACED PROGRAM?
    In the Self-Paced Program, high school students can explore web development in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or more intermediate applications of Python with a focus on cybersecurity or our new data science courses! During the Self-Paced Program, students work at their own pace while having the opportunity to build community through weekly live advisory sessions and activities. This program is open to all high school students, graduating seniors, and summer programs alumni!
    • Current 9th-12th graders (including summer alumni and graduating seniors!!)
    • 6 weeks to complete course projects at your own pace
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    We're 100% virtual

    We are accepting applications from students ages 14-18, anywhere in the world!

    Apply today!
    Become a Teacher Who Codes
    • Training
      Training
      Join our summer teaching team and participate in our innovative teacher training that shows you how to spark interest in computer science and equip students with the skills to succeed.
    • Resources
      Resources
      Get access to our free resources for educators, from our women in tech spotlights to sisterhood activities, facilitator lesson plans, and more!
    • Community
      Community
      Become part of our diverse network of teachers who are committed to closing the gender gap in technology and advancing women in computer science.
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    See What Our Girls Are Creating
    Girls in our summer programs code websites, apps, and video games to address problems facing their communities—from climate change, to cyberbullying, to literacy.
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    Become a Girls Who Code Partner
    Every year, major companies and philanthropic foundations sponsor our Programs. Most partners host interactive events and mentorship, offering students a truly immersive experience.
    Our Impact
    • 500,000
      Girls, Women and Nonbinary Individuals Coding
      Our programs have served 500,000 girls across the country and around the world since 2012.
    • 50%
      HUGs
      Half of our girls served come from historically underrepresented groups. This includes girls who are Black, Latinx, and from low-income households.
    • 7X
      The U.S. Average
      Our alumni are choosing to major in computer science, or related fields, at a rate 7 times the U.S. average.
    More about our impact