Coding to the Top

What is the injustice we are solving?
Our organization is MESSAGE (Mathematics Engineering Science Studies Accelerate Girls' Empowerment).

Girls and women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialization and schooling and one that MESSAGE aims to address.

OC Coding, which in itself increases civic engagement because it is youth-run, offers free coding classes. However, they do not pay for insurance; the site of coding has to take care of that. That will be $300 for our school to hold it, and the $250 grant will go a long way towards taking care of that.
This project doesn't have any updates to show.
Sofia T.

January 10, 2018

Your project sounds amazing! I believe that you can really make a difference and empower more girls to solve problems. Do you know what topics you want to start teaching?
Looking at existing curriculum for workshops can be helpful. The Techgirlz foundation has some great free plans on a variety of topics: http://www.techgirlz.org/
The Project CSGirls organization also has workshop curriculum plans, and I am sure they would be happy to provide more guidance. https://www.projectcsgirls.com/

I hope your project goes well!
Fish S.

January 12, 2018

Yesss! Love the resource-sharing!
Lori A.

December 19, 2017

Such an important cause! Will you be connecting with local professionals- ie.) Web Developers, Software Developers, etc... We reached out via twitter and although the project took a different turn, there many professionals that were willing to help-

Not sure where you are located, but Girls Who Code is an established organization. They may be able to give you advice on how to get started and/or offer a place for you to visit/work.
https://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-programs/
Fish S.

November 20, 2017

Hey folks, your project sounds awesome! I think it's important -- and powerful -- that you acknowledge the ways in which the STEM gender gap is a result of persistent sexism.

MESSAGE sounds awesome. Tell me more! Is it based at your school? Who's running it? And what comes next -- getting the license to host free coding classes? Excited to figure out how we can help you.
Abigail S.

November 20, 2017

This is awesome! I think this is a great way to bring coding to girls. Could you give us more information about how your program works/ how the events are run? I'd love to assist you with your project goals!