Eleven girls participated in the last semester of Girls Who Code at Shreve Memorial Library

Eleven girls participated in the last semester of Girls Who Code at Shreve Memorial Library

Along with our friends at the Shreve Memorial Library, we are excited to announce a new semester of Girls Who Code Club, a community-based affiliate of the national non-profit organization Girls Who Code, which seeks to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

The Shreve Memorial Library Girls Who Code Club will meet on Thursday afternoons from 4:30–7 p.m, beginning with a parent meeting on August 6th. The club is open to girls in grades 6-12, with no previous programming experience required. Interested parents or girls should contact Youth Services Librarian, Elizabeth Hadwin at ehadwin@shreve-lib.org or by filling out the registration form here: http://bit.ly/1ej0pJc

Moonbot Studios developers Kathryn Scelina and Heather Shrewsbury will teach coding basics to a group of 20 girls, using educational programming tools including Scratch and Codesters. Scelina and Shrewsbury co-taught the previous club sessions with Sonia Lowe from Praeses.

“I’m so proud of the work our girls completed in our last Girls Who Code Club sessions. They created creative games, choose-your-own-adventure stories and interactive art. I can’t wait to see what they do next and what kinds of computer science careers they pursue, “ said Kathryn Scelina.

The Girls Who Code Clubs program offers a fun, project-based curriculum covering topics like artificial intelligence, graphics, game design, cryptography, and mobile development. Clubs are lead by a mix of tech industry professionals, computer science teachers, and college students, all trained in Girls Who Code’s innovative curriculum and philosophy.

For more information about Girls Who Code, visit www.girlswhocode.com.

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