I’m so excited to announce that IBM is sponsoring Girls Who Code, a national non-profit dedicated to empowering teenage girls with computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities! I love it! Being a mother of two girls, I know how important it is to nurture girls to embrace STEM-type skills, like coding! And, even better, the girls love it! This Summer, IBM and Girls Who Code will host a group of 20 young women each day for 7 weeks as they learn everything from mobile app development to robotics to web design and ultimately get a chance to build the app they want to see made available. Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Summer Immersion Program. Current 10th and 11th grade girls with a passion for tech are encouraged to apply. The program is free for participants and no prior experience is necessary.
This is sure to be a life-changing experience! We hope you will spread the word about this fabulous opportunity and encourage the 10th and 11th grade young women in your life to apply today at http://www.girlswhocode.com/applynow.
Here are some tweets you can use to help spread the word! And be sure to follow them on Twitter @GirlsWhoCode!
- Awesome org @GirlsWhoCode is accepting applications for summer 2015! High School girls who love tech can apply at http://girlswhocode.com/applynow
- Learn to code, change the world! High School girls can apply now for @GirlsWhoCode Summer Immersion Program at http://girlswhocode.com/applynow
- Join the movement! @GirlsWhoCode is recruiting teen girls for the unforgettable Summer Immersion Program. Apply at http://girlswhocode.com/applynow