June 1, 2023
Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in tech, has announced its 2023 Summer Programs, free virtual opportunities for students in grades 9–12. The Summer Programs are a vital part of the organization’s continuous efforts to make coding education accessible and flexible for students of all backgrounds, including those from historically underrepresented groups in Black, Latinx, and low-income communities.
As part of Girls Who Code’s commitment to providing students with resources about the many pathways into a STEM career, this year’s programs have been updated to include curriculum options on Gaming and Data Science.
The two-week Summer Immersion Program (SIP) hosts current ninth- through eleventh-grade students in live virtual classrooms supported by mentors from industry-leading companies. The updated curriculum integrates gaming, design, and coding in the new Game Design track. Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of user experience (UX) design, rapid prototyping, and play testing. They will also learn about gaming and design careers.
Participants in both programs can access exclusive alumni benefits and career support for life, including the Hiring Summit, pre-internship programs, and the Girls Who Code Talks webinars for career tips and strategies.