ADVISOR: Ms. Hartford-Mitchell
COME LEARN TO CODE AND CHANGE THE WORLD...
JOIN the MHS GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB!
We meet Mondays 2:45-4:00pm in Guidance Office
WHAT IS GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB?
Girls Who Code Club is meant for girls to join our sisterhood of supportive peers and role models, and use Computer Science to change the world. When you join our Club, you will be able to learn from fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, and learn about inspiring role models. You then work in teams to design and build a Girls Who Code Project that solves real world problems you care about through code!
CAN I JOIN?
Yes! Whether you’re a beginner or a computer master, you’re invited to join the movement! Our club fun & friendly meetings will be Mondays after school in the Guidance Conference Room, on the second floor, near House B. Just email, call, or stop by to see Ms. Mitchell Hartford in the Guidance Office, and she will be happy to give you more information about the club.
- Grades 9-12
- Beginner to Advanced
- 1 hour per per week
- Faculty advisor: Ms. Mitchell Hartford (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Location: Guidance Conference Room
Girls Who Code is an organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential to our mission. We focus our work not only on gender diversity but also on young women who are historically underrepresented in computer science fields.
Girls Who Code acknowledges and values the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender identity and expression, class, sexual orientation, ability, age, national origin, and religious/spiritual identities.
Girls Who Code welcomes into our community and programs anyone who identifies as female regardless of assignment at birth. Our programs also welcome people who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming and want to be in a female-identified environment.
We acknowledge that historical and institutional barriers—particularly racial bias and discrimination—play a role in the widening gender gap in computer science and who has access to opportunities in these fields. Girls Who Code focuses our work not only on gender diversity but also on young women who are historically underrepresented in computer science fields, specifically girls who:
- Come from underrepresented minority groups, including African American/Black, Hispanic or Latina, Bi/ Multiracial, Native American/Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander;
- Come from low-income backgrounds, specifically free and/or reduced lunch eligible;
- Have had a lack of exposure or access to computer science.
BENEFITS TO PARTICIPATING IN GIRLS WHO CODE
- Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.
- Half of the girls we serve come from historically-underrepresented groups.
- GWC alumni throughout our country major in computer science, or related fields, at a rate 15 times the U.S. average.
- In 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women. Today, it’s only 24%. The percent will continue to decline if we do nothing. We know that the biggest drop off of girls in computer science is between the ages of 13 and 17.
- We're reaching girls around the world and are on track to close the gender gap in new entry-level tech jobs by 2030.
GIRLS WHO CODE VALUES
We believe being brave is about being resilient, persistent, and ambitious.
We believe that diverse ability, culture, identity, and opinion makes our organization stronger.
We’re not just preparing our girls to enter the workforce - we’re preparing them to lead it, to improve it, to completely and totally transform it.
What are you waiting for?