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IT-oLogy’s Free Girls Who Code Club is Back This Fall
Columbia, S.C.—(August 10, 2021)—IT-oLogy’s Girls Who Code Club is back this fall to teach South Carolina girls in grades 6-12 how to code. The club is free to join, and participants will meet virtually on Monday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning on September 13, 2021.
“Our Girls Who Code Club is about more than just coding. It’s also about building community,” said Roshona Jenkins, IT-oLogy’s Girls Who Code Club instructor.
Girls Who Code Club is meant for girls to join the sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use Computer Science to change the world. The middle and high-school Clubs encourage students to impact their communities in a positive way through code. Club members will learn how to code from fun, online tutorials and activities that will help them build animations, games and apps.
Students of any coding-ability levels are encouraged to join IT-oLogy’s Girls Who Code Club. This free opportunity is open to all South Carolina girls in grades 6-12.
A registration form for the Girls Who Code Club can be found at www.it-ology.org/gwcc. For additional information or questions, please call 844-486-5649 (ITO-LOGY).
IT-oLogy’s mission is to attract, engage, and educate future IT talent to address the IT skills crisis that South Carolina is facing. It does this through offering innovative, interactive, high-quality programs designed for K-12 and college students, career changers, veterans and IT professionals. Founded by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina and IBM in 2008, IT-oLogy was launched as a new initiative for South Carolina. In July of 2015, IT-oLogy was awarded 501(c)3 status as a nonprofit organization. IT-oLogy is committed to bringing together businesses, parents, educators and community leaders to close the IT skills gap in South Carolina.
About Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, and leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip young women with the computing skills needed to pursue 21st-century opportunities. Since launching in 2012, Girls Who Code has reached 500 million people through its work and 300,000 girls through its in-person programming. College-aged alumni of Girls Who Code are declaring majors in computer science and related fields at 15 times the U.S. average. In 2019, the organization was named the #1 Most Innovative Non-Profit on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list. Follow the organization on social media @GirlsWhoCode.
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