Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech, wants to work with you! Through their afterschool Clubs Program, 6th-12th grade girls use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. Clubs can be hosted by many kinds of youth-serving organizations, including schools, community centers, faith-based organizations, universities, libraries, and other nonprofits.
All materials from Girls Who Code are provided for free, including:
- 120+ hours of curriculum, activity sets, and an online learning management system
- Recruitment materials, including student, and volunteer flyers
- Program management support, including field trip and grant opportunities
- Facilitator trainings, resources, and real-time support
To start a club, you need:
- An adult who will be responsible for communicating with Girls Who Code and leading students through the Girls Who Code curriculum for 1-2 hours each week.
- The administrative contact and the club facilitator can be different people.
- Club facilitators can be afterschool program staff, teachers, or volunteers from any background or field. Many facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their club members.
- Space to regularly host the club.
- Computers and internet for each club member if possible. Tablets and phones won’t work.
For more information, check out these other resources:
Bring computer science to girls in your afterschool program with a Girls Who Code Club: Start a club today!