Girls Who Code is a non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. They are building the largest pipeline of future female engineers across the country.
Louisiana teacher Melissa Williamson worked with both the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence and Chevron to bring Girls Who Code to the state.
“My hope is that the girls all enable each other to work hard and tackle difficult academic environments in a team atmosphere,” Williamson said. “When they support each other, difficult tasks become less difficult. I want them to be brave, not perfect.”
Louisiana’s Girls Who Code outlet is located in Terrebonne, southwest of New Orleans. The program is hosting a summer camp for girls in the area weekdays June 8-19, 2020.
“The goal of this program is to encourage young girls to pursue traditionally male-dominated science and technology career fields.”
Head over to the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence website for more information.