Girls Teaching Girls to Code is a program where Stanford women in Computer Science teach Bay Area high school girls to code. Students learn programming basics, build exciting projects, and develop strong relationships with mentors in the field.
In Fall 2012, the idea for Girls Teaching Girls to Code was pitched for the "Empower Women and Girls" contest, hosted by Good Maker. After winning a majority vote from the community, we were awarded a small grant to kick start our idea. We successfully launched our first annual Code Camp (the original idea submitted for the contest). We brought together 120 high school girls and 30 Stanford mentors for a day-long programming experience.
After receiving so much positive feedback and overwhelming support, we have expanded our program. Aside from Code Camp, we also host several mini-events throughout the year to encourage continued engagement and to help our students further explore their passions.We are so excited to keep expanding Girls Teaching Girls to Code and to create even more positive impact in our community! Check out our Events page to see what's coming!