New Program Shows Girls how to Code

A local program run by Madison Central High School student, Amy Pang and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship teamed up to teach 1st through 5th grade girls from Barr Elementary School to learn fundamental coding concepts.

GC3-Girls Code. Create. Connect. is the name of the group that is inspiring young women to pursue technology by teaching fifteen (15) girls computing concepts with fun, interactive activities through NCWIT AspireIT – a technology outreach program for K-12 girls.

GC3-Girls Code. Create. Connect. teaches girls how to use the Amazon Kindle Fires to do drag and drop coding with Scratch Jr. to learn how to do Circuits, Algorithms through Art, Cyber Security, Encryption, Decryption and Ciphers.

“It is important that girls and young women of color see that there are better opportunities and more lucrative careers in computer science and technology. The lack of girls choosing computer technology is not only depriving girls of opportunities, it’s depriving society of technological innovation with more diverse perspectives and ideas,” said Shante Crockett. “We hope our program will encourage more girls to see themselves in the field of technology and coding.”

NCWIT AspireIT is a component of NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC), a sweeping national talent development initiative for young women in computing, from kindergarten through graduate school. AiC is supported nationally by Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Google, Hewlett  Packard Enterprise, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman, Qualcomm, and the Symantec Corporation.

For more information about this program please contact Shante Crockett at 479-200-8989 or by email at shante.cse.ms@gmail.com.

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1 Comment on New Program Shows Girls how to Code

  1. This is a great opportunity for these girls! A brighter future lies ahead for them!

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