Girls who Code is a free after school program for girls who are in the 6th-12th grades. Each Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. girls are welcome to meet in the library Training Lab to learn more about computer coding and how to become the future of computer science. “Girls Who Code is a national organization formed in order to fight gender disparity in the Computer Science Industry and close the gender gap in technology. Tech jobs are some of the fastest growing in the country, but girls are being left behind. We are the first branch of Girls Who Code in Northeast Arkansas,” said Jessica Horton, Teen Services Librarian. “In our meetings, we are working on a group project chosen by our girls to help address an issue of concern for them in our community. Our young women this year have chosen to address the issues of sexual assault and abuse, consent, and rape culture. They are doing this by creating a website with resources, statistics, information, and testimonials specific to Northeast Arkansas.”
No coding experience is necessary; we are learning everything we need to learn together as a group. For more information on Girls Who Code, click here.