Free Virtual Summer Learning Opportunities from Girls Who Code

Feb 6, 2023

Informational flyer

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Girls Who Code offers free virtual summer learning opportunities for teens! All high school girls and non-binary students are welcome to apply. Girls Who Code provides the virtual teaching team, tech access and need-based grants for students who qualify, and a supportive sisterhood where students can make life-long connections.

Librarians are encouraged to spread the word among their female and non-binary high school students and patrons. Download the flyer as a PDF or JPG to print or post to share with teens who might be interested and who might benefit.

Learning programs

This year, students will learn all about game design and build out their own games. Teens can choose their own adventure through two free virtual programs:

  • 2-week Summer Immersion Program for current 9th-11th graders: game design in live virtual classrooms led by industry-leading companies. This program teaches the fundamentals of game design, UX, the iterative design process, and more. Laptop and hotspot access and grants of up to $300 for financial support are available.
  • 6-week Self-Paced Program for current 9th-12th graders: coding instruction through independent study and real-world projects. By the end of the program, participants will earn beginner-level certificates of completion in HTML, CSS, or JavaScript for web development or intermediate-level certificates of completion in Python for Cybersecurity or Data Science.

Application process

The application is found at Students receive priority consideration if they apply by February 15, 2023. Regular-decision applications are due by March 24, 2023. In addition to their free programs, Girls Who Code offers a financial support grant of up to $300 and tech access for eligible students.

For those interested in learning more, an Alumni Panel Webinar on Thursday, February 9 will have students who have completed the Summer Programs sharing how it impacted their lives.

About Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, and leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip students who identify as girls or non-binary with the computing skills needed to pursue 21st century opportunities.

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