My daughter, Tara, was involved with a group that's called "Girls Who Code" (GWC) and she absolutely loved it. She along with 15 local high school female students participated and they graduated in May.

You can read about her experience here. Here's some great news, they are having additional classes this fall. Tara plans on being there and she would love to have your daughters join her.

They plan on running two classes simultaneously, beginner Python and beginner JavaScript from September 14th to November 23rd. They are accepting applications until August 31st.

GWC is an international program that provides young women from 3rd to 12th grade with the resources and encouragement to support their interest in computer science. They hope to increase the number of women who pursue the field professionally.

It's the only club in the region offering opportunities for both local, female high school students and engineering students at Binghamton University. They are a national nonprofit group that is working to close the gender gap in technology and engineering.

Girls Who Code meet on the Binghamton University campus for two hours every Saturday. Many of the students had little to no prior experience in computer coding before this class.

The goal is to help young girls build character and coding skills as well as promote female representation in STEM fields.This is an amazing opportunity for girls in our area and you can go here for more info and to get the application.

Tara told me that it's one of the most fun and rewarding things that she's done. She would love to see you there this fall.

[via Girls Who Code Binghamton]