Girls Who Code, a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology, is recruiting 10th- and 11th-grade girls in Austin to join our Summer Immersion Program - a free 7-week program for girls to learn computer science skills and coding, to make an impact in their community, and prepare for a career in tech.
This year, we are hosting two classrooms of 20 girls each at top technology companies in Austin - one at the Walmart Tech Incubator downtown, and one at the AT&T corporate offices in Westgate.
The summer program runs Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm from June 17 - August 2. Girls attend classes, lectures from experts in the tech field, and go on field trips to experience the skills they're learning in the real world. Girls Who Code seeks to recruit girls who have not had previous computer science experience.
In addition to providing a free program, Girls Who Code provides students with free lunch every day. Summer stipends to cover transportation and living costs between $300 and $1,400 are also available for students who qualify.
Applications for the program are now open. If you work with high school girls and want to get more of them interested in computer science or signed up for this program, please contact our Regional Partnership Coordinator, Harriet Sedgwick. We would love to come host an information session at your school or organization and help girls complete the application.
You can download two flyers below - one geared towards students, and one geared towards parents considering letting their girls participate in this program.
If you want to talk more about this opportunity and work together to get your girls signed up for this amazing program, find some time on Harriet's calendar!
-From Harriet Sedgwick, Girls Who Code Regional Partnership Coordinator