RAIN's Girls Who Code

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Who we Are…

Girls Who Code is a national Club that is designed as a free after-school program for 6th-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models We use computer science (CS) to change the world with a mission to close the gender gap in CS. Clubs are led by adult facilitators. 

Our Pilot RAIN Club is a 6th-12th grade program primarily for Girls. Here’s an overview of th Club Curriculum that focuses on a Girls Who Code Project where girls work in teams to solve a real world problem they care about through code.

The Girls Who Code curriculum is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. We have activities for students with zero computer science experience all the way up to college-level concepts. Girls will learn to use computer science to impact their community, and join a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models across the US.

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By the end of the Club year, all girls will:

  • Become part of a safe and supportive environment of peers & role models.

  • Learn to see themselves as computer scientists.

  • Work on a team to design and build a Computer Science “CS” Impact Project that solves real world problems they care about.

  • Gain exposure to real-world project management and problem-solving techniques.

  • Learn the foundational computer science of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages - whether they want to build a website, an app, or a robot.

  • Learn a variety of programming languages from block-based code (Scratch) to Python, Javascript, and depending on student level, more advanced topics like object-oriented programming, data structures, and algorithms.

RAIN's GWC will meet on Wednesdays from 3:30 -5pm beginning on September 19th, 2018. This program will run from September until June and needs Girls from 6-12th grade and collegiate and adult computer science facilitators for success! 

If you are interested in joining our free RAIN GWC Club contact Kristine Grace kristineg@rainincubator.org for more information or fill out the form below!