We have some parents that are surprised we only allow boys in the program. We want to help provide options for girls too. Currently we don’t have capacity to handle a group of girls, but we want to. We are actively looking for potential partners to help launch a local chapter of Black Girls Code. They’re an amazing organization that we’d love to help launch here in Portland. They were recently honored by the White House for the work that they’re doing.
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.
Fill out the form below, and lets launch a group for young black girls.