Why start a Club?

Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. While girls’ interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17. Enter Girls Who Code Clubs: a FREE after-school program for girls aged 10-18 during the academic year. Our Clubs are fun, accessible — and they work! Our Clubs alumni go on to major in Computer Science at 15 times the average rate.

Who can start a Club?

Short answer: an adult associated with a non-profit organization, such as:

Educator

at a school or library

Administrator

or staff at a non-profit

College Student

18+, who can pair with a faculty member

What you'll need to start a Club

Classroom- Space to host the Club, such as a classroom, library, or computer lab
Technology- Computers & Internet connection for each Club member

What you'll get from Girls Who Code

  • Curriculum: Our curriculum includes Women in Tech Spotlights, self-guided tutorials, and interactive activities to create a Girls Who Code Project. We also provide sample agendas and Facilitator Training materials to guide you through the Club.
  • HQ, our Custom Learning Platform: A beautiful and intuitive website with all our curricular and Facilitator resources
  • Training & Support: Most Facilitators don’t have a Computer Science degree; instead, they learn alongside their Club members. We provide virtual training and support, including webinars, coding tutorials, and a community of thousands of other volunteers.
  • Recruitment & Media Resources: Posters, info session toolkits, suggested emails and social media copy, and much more to help you promote your Club and recruit girls!

Leading a Club

Girls Who Code Clubs are led by Facilitators, who are 18+ and can be teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents, college students or volunteers from any background or field. Many Facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their Club members. That’s why we use the term “Facilitator” instead of “teacher.” Our Club Facilitators guide Club girls through the curriculum, helping them to build sisterhood within the Club and learn to use computer science to impact their community.

Or, become a community partner to launch
multiple Clubs across your network.