Girls Who Code is looking for 11th and 12th grade girls who want to attend their Summer Immersion Programs. Computer science training provides access to jobs in a dramatic, life-changing way. This summer, three Atlanta programs will be co-taught with AT&T and Accenture, offering a total of 80 spots for deserving young women. The program is free and requires no previous computer science experience. Scholarships are available for some students.
Interested? Apply here.
- Free Atlanta Summer Program in Tech
- High School 10th/11th Graders Qualify
- Classrooms at AT&T, GE, and Accenture Offices
- MARTA-Accessible Midtown & Downtown
- Jun 6-Jul 22, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
- Scholarships/Stipends Awarded
- Internships@ Microsoft, Google, Facebook etc.
Need-based Scholarship/Transportation Stipend Summary:
While the Summer Immersion Program is a 100% free program, we understand some applicants may depend heavily upon summer employment. To encourage girls who would normally need to work over the summer, and girls who would need transportation support, Girls Who Code offers the following financial opportunities:
- Need-based Scholarship is intended for those students who depend heavily upon summer employment and would normally need to work to support themselves or their family.
- Transportation Stipend is intended to be used for students who would need support funding daily transportation.
Girls can apply to both opportunities. Need-based Scholarship and Transportation Stipend applications will be reviewed and determined by an independent selection committee, outside of Girls Who Code. The committee will assess the needs of the applicant by reviewing financial documentation. Scholarship and Transportation Stipend applicants will be notified of their status when they are notified of their Summer Immersion Program status. The information collected on the Need-based Scholarship and Transportation Stipend application will NOT be used to determine your acceptance into the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program.
Why Girls Who Code:
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. By 2020, women must fill half of these positions, or 700,000 computing jobs. We believe that more girls exposed to computer science at a young age will lead to more women working in technology and engineering fields. Since beginning in 2012, Girls Who Code to date has reached over 3,860 girls in 29 states with computer science education.
About Girls Who Code:
Founded in 2012 by Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code believes to close the gender gap in technology, we have to inspire girls to pursue computer science by introducing them to real life and on screen role models. We engage engineers, developers, executives, and entrepreneurs to teach and motivate the next generation. Our guest speakers, mentors, and instructors are leaders in their fields, working in positions our girls aspire to attain.