We're thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a cohort of high school students this summer for the national program Girls Who Code. A group of 20 local D.C. high school girls will spend their summer at the Law School, taking free daily coding lessons with Girls Who Code instructors and participating in policy and careers talks organized by us.
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit that works to close the gender gap in technology. Its free Summer Immersion Program began in 2012 in New York City, and has now expanded to 17 U.S. cities, with 70 cohorts this summer serving over 1,400 girls.
Our cohort is open to rising high school juniors and seniors in the D.C. area, who can apply for the program here! (Disclaimer: applications are reviewed and admissions decisions are made solely by Girls Who Code). The deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.
We're excited to welcome our group of students and look forward to organizing talks and field trips for the group this summer. We owe a special thank you to Software.org, which is underwriting the full costs of the program for these talented young women.
You can learn more about Girls Who Code here.
If you know a high school student who may be interested in applying, please share this great opportunity!