Girls Who Code Launches Summer Initiatives in New Jersey
Girls Who Code, a leading international non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology, has opened their free Clubs application for the 2019-20 school year. According to the organization's NJ representative Eve Balick, "New Jersey is a leader with over 350 free Girls Who Code Clubs and we also have partnerships with several NJ school districts. We are excited to forge many new relationships with schools, libraries, non-profits and universities in the upcoming school year." Balick also volunteers to run a Club at Kinnelon Library. Girls Who Code offers their free Clubs to students in grades 3-12. Each Club is offered a $300 Clubs fund plus a free curriculum and support from Girls Who Code.
This summer Girls Who Code has five Summer Immersion Program sites at top tech companies around the state. One hundred 10th and 11th grade New Jersey girls have been chosen for this career building experience, which includes not only computer science education, but also mentorship, field trips and sisterhood. Balick notes "I was thrilled to recruit these girls from our state, knowing the exciting opportunities they will experience at companies including Prudential, Jet.com, Johnson & Johnson, DTCC and JPMorganChase." The 2020 summer program application will open in January.
Recently Girls Who Code in New Jersey was honored to receive NJTEEA's Impact Award for its work on behalf of the students of New Jersey. For more information about Girls Who Code in NJ, contact Eve Balick at ...@girlswhocode.com" style="color: #2199e8; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.3; margin: 0; padding: 0; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">eve....@girlswhocode.com. To start a free Club, apply at www.girlswhocode.com/Clubs. For partnership visit https://girlswhocode.com/communitypartnerships/
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