Posted: Mon, 09/03/2018 - 11:50am Updated: Wed, 11/04/2020 - 3:59pm

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is partnering with Girls Who Code to bring free computer science opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school girls across Indiana and would love for your school/district to host a club!

Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE after-school programs for third-fifth or sixth-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world. Clubs are led by facilitators, who can be teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents, or volunteers from any background or field. Many facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their club members.

  1. Sixth-12th grade clubs program: here’s an overview of the clubs curriculum that focuses on a Girls Who Code Project where girls work in teams to solve a real world problem they care about through code.
  2. Third-fifth grade clubs program: the fun and engaging curriculum is a book club model where students learn from Girls Who Code’s best-selling book Learn to Code and Change the World and participate in interactive activities that can be run completely offline with optional online activities.

To learn more about Girls Who Code programs, you can sign up for a Girls Who Code Webinar here.

To start a club, you need:

  1. Space to host the club
  2. Computers and internet for each club member in sixth-12th grade clubs. Sorry, tablets and phones are not allowed! Computers are optional for third-fifth grade clubs. Girls Who Code will provide complementary books.
  3. An adult who will be responsible for facilitating the club through the Girls Who Code curriculum for one-two hours each week and communicating with Girls Who Code. No technical experience necessary -- just a passion for the movement!


*Please Note: It is important you indicate our partnership affiliation on the Clubs Application in order to receive partnership benefits! Please list Indiana Department of Education as your partner affiliation on the fourth page titled About Your Club for the following question: Is your Club affiliated with a Girls Who Code Community Partner (school districts, library systems, nonprofit organization, afterschool networks etc.)?

Please contact Jake Koressel, IDOE Computer Science Specialist,  if you have any questions about how to get started. Thanks for supporting our partnership with Girls Who Code!