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Black Girls Code

About

Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds. Black Girls CODE's ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.

Since our launch in April 2011, Black Girls CODE has had the honor of bringing technology and entertainment to many wonderful girls of color. By teaching the girls programming and game design, we hope to have started the lifelong process of developing in them a true love for technology and the self-confidence that comes from understanding the greatest tools of the 21st century.

And though we at Black Girls CODE cannot overstate our happiness with the results of our classes, this is just the first step in seeking to bridge the digital divide. The digital divide, or the gap between those with regular, effective access to digital technology and those without, is becoming an increasingly critical problem in society. As more and more information becomes electronic, the inability to get online can leave entire communities at an extremely dangerous disadvantage.

Please complete this form in order to be considered for a scholarship to attend a Black Girls CODE event or workshop. If you are requesting a scholarship for multiple girls, please complete a form for each one. IMPORTANT: If you are awarded a scholarship and it is claimed, your attendance at the event in question is required. Failure to attend may make you ineligible for future scholarship awards.

Fill-up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeL_fUuUuLz3iJJ0BQx5NhVcsMkJZtnujPchVMxiK1BVfDrKA/viewform

Programs

Kimberly Bryant
Founder