CoderGals

CoderGals is an after school program where female high school mentors teach elementary school girls how to code. CoderGals' mission is to spark young girls' interest in coding through fun, creative, and collaborative projects taught by female mentors in workshops. The projects are designed to demonstrate that code can be used to build anything that a girl can imagine — from games to fashion to robots. We need to expose young girls to code if we want to raise a new generation of girls that are excited about STEM. Many girls lose interest in STEM by the end of elementary school. Once girls opt out, it's harder for them to regain interest later on. In order for them to stay interested, they have to know that STEM is fun, creative, and a way to solve problems. Coding is the most accessible aspect of STEM, and is easy for anyone to learn.  Additionally, CoderGals provides a way for schools without a computer science curriculum to expose their students to coding.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Rachel
Last Name: 
Auslander
Title: 
Director
Location: 
1501 NW 62nd St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
United States
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Program Details
Year Established: 
2015
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Making/DIY
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Arts
Girls served annually: 
40
Boys served annually: 
12
Slug: 
codergals
Needed Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
volunteers
teaching or tutoring
STEM curriculum/activities
mentoring
girls interested in STEM
computer access
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
outreach/community events
joint event planning
Populations Served
middle/junior
low income
high school
elementary
Service Delivery Format
clubs
afterschool programs