Girls Who Code Webinar and Club Opportunity for Girls Grade 6 - 12

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Thursday, Nov. 30
2-3 p.m.

Girls Who Code, the national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology is seeking host locations for club programs. Computing skills are the most sought-after in the U.S. job market, with demand growing 3X the national average. Computing is where the jobs are--and where they will be in the future--but girls across the U.S. are being left behind. Today, less than a quarter of computing jobs are held by women, and that number is declining.

Clubs are FREE after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. They can be hosted in schools, universities, libraries, community centers, faith-based organizations or nonprofits. Clubs are led by facilitators, who can be teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents or volunteers from any background or field. Many facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their Club members.

Please join the staff of Girls Who Code, as they present this webinar to explain more about Clubs and how to launch a Club for girls in your community. Registration is online at Girls Who Code. This webinar will be archived for those who are unable to attend the live session. Direct questions about the webinar to Jennifer Thompson at jennifer.thompson@sos.mo.gov.