Perhaps learning to code isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when most people think about summer fun, but for more than 30 girls in Greater Cincinnati, that’s exactly how they want to spend their summer.
The girls are part of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program sponsored by P&G. Through the free, two-week program, ~30 11th and 12th graders are learning about computer science, gaining exposure to tech jobs and joining a national sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers.
Upon graduation from the program, which is being held virtually this year, the Girls Who Code alumni network connects tens of thousands of girls across the U.S. who are using technology to make a difference.
Participant Emily Yang applied for the program so she could learn how to code websites and applications and network with IT professionals and other high schoolers who share her passion for coding.
“I'm hoping to get experience coding an actual project and gain a better understanding of what a job in Computer Science would be like,” she said.