The following information was provided by the Watertown Free Public Library:
According to the national organization Girls Who Code, Women make up half of the U.S workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields. In an effort tosupport and encourage young women interested in computer science, Watertown Free Public Librarywill offer a Girls Who Code club this fall. The club will follow curriculum published by the national Girls Who Code organization.
All girls in 6th through 12th grade who are interested in joining the WFPL’s GWC club are encouraged to come to an informational meeting on Thursday, September 26, 7:00-8:15 at the Watertown Free Public Library. This meeting gives potential girl coders and their parents a chance to meet the volunteer facilitators and ask questions about the program. Our club will have its first official meeting on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm. Club membership is free but space is limited and does require pre-registration.
Girls Who Code programs are designed to educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st-century opportunities. Participants learn from fun and simple tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring role models. Girls will then work in teams to design and build a Girls Who Code project that solves real world problems they care about through code.
For more information please contact Carey in the Teen Department by calling 617-972-6437.
Girls Who Code Informational Session
Thursday, 9/26 | 7:00 pm | Lucia Mastrangelo Room
Learn about the GWC club that begins October 3rd. Girls grades 6-12 are eligible for this free program. Parents and girls are invited to this informational session to learn what GWC is all about.
The Watertown Free Public Libraryprovides access to a wide variety of popular materials, resources, services, and programs that fulfill the informational, cultural and recreational needs of Watertown and surrounding communities. The WFPL works to create an environment that attracts and welcomes users of all ages and abilities.Watertownlib.org