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Posted By Brandi Hunter-Davenport, Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Please see the below from our connection at Girls Who Code: 




Girls Who Code would like to start more free Clubs in PA! Please share this message with any schools, libraries, universities or non-profits who might like to start a Club!


Girls Who Code is a leading national non-profit with the mission to close the gender gap in technology. We have 6.500 Clubs, over 250 of them in PA. My role is to help start new Clubs in PA and NJ. I run a Club in NJ too. There is no cost to run a Club and we offer $300 in grant funding per Club per semester that can be used for snacks and other items!


Our Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs where 3rd-12th grade girls join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models while using computer science to impact their communities. They’ll also practice being brave and resilient -- which has enormous say in how they approach challenges and whether they’ll stick with coding in the years to come.


Here are some resources for your reference, and that you can share out with your network:

·  Clubs Information Flyer: A great overview of our Clubs programs and how we support you

·  3rd-5th Grade Getting Started/Sample Curriculum: Take a peek! We provide free books to our 3-5 grade Clubs.

·  6th-12th Grade Curriculum: You can check out this curriculum by following the instructions below. It’s a quick, non-binding process that lets you interact more with our online platform.

1. Visit our online learning platform, Girls Who Code HQ

2. Create an HQ Account by clicking “Sign Up” and indicating “I want to start a club or I want to volunteer for a club.” (Please note that this brings you to our curriculum preview page, and does not require you to submit a Clubs Application!)

3. You can click on different icons to learn more about our 6th-12th grade Clubs and view a sample of our 6th-12th grade curriculum


If you are interested in starting a Girls Who Code Club, you can apply here. It only takes about 10 minutes! To start a Club you only need: space at a nonprofit location with internet access and computers (for 6th-12th grade), and an adult Facilitator. (And remember, Clubs are led by Facilitators from any background or field--many Facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their Club members!)


If you are interested in potentially starting two or more Clubs, check out our information about how we work with Clubs Community Partners - including how to obtain additional funding and benefits! Please reach out to me if you would like more information or would like to have a call about a partnership. 


Questions? Contact Eve Balick at

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Clubs  Eve Balick  Girls Who Code  Information Literacy  PA Forward 

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