We are partnering with Girls Who Code to bring even more opportunities to our rural communities.
The Rural Technology Fund is now a national community partner with Girls Who Code. Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Through clubs and summer programs, Girls Who Code provides free resources to educators so girls can explore coding and computer science curriculum. So far, they have engaged 500,000 girls, women, and nonbinary individuals in coding worldwide.
When schools receive technology donations from the RTF, teachers and students will now have access to Girls Who Code resources, webinars, and curricula through our partnership to support female involvement in STEM. We are thrilled to provide this additional support to our educators and our female and nonbinary students who can find success in STEM careers.
Girls Who Code provides resources for facilitating in-school clubs, along with summer programs for high school students. Through this partnership, the RTF will provide access to these programs for our educators. That includes…
- Free programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th graders (all genders welcome!)
- No computer science experience is required to facilitate your club
- Flexible curriculum, training, and ongoing support
- Opportunities to earn swag and a $300 Clubs Fund for supplies
- A sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science
- Self-guided tutorials across all skill levels to learn the basics of coding, dive into cybersecurity or web development, create games and animations in Scratch and p5.js, build a virtual assistant in Swift, or even design a chatbot in Python
- Solve real-world problems in teams
- After school, on weekends, or during summer
- In-person or entirely online
- Through school districts, library networks, and afterschool programs
- Free virtual 2-week Summer Immersion Program or 6-week Self-Paced Program for high schoolers who identify as female or non-binary
- No computer science experience is required to participate
- Learn to code through hands-on real-world projects in art, storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, apps, and more
- Meet other students and build community
- Exposure to tech jobs
- Meet women in tech careers from the world’s leading companies and build a professional network in skill-building workshops
- Join a lifelong alumni network to tap into ongoing college and career support
Are you interested in starting a Girls Who Code Club through the Rural Technology Fund? Sign up today at girlswhocode.com/clubsapply! Make sure to list “Rural Technology Fund” as your Community Partner on the application for extra benefits and support through our partnership!