What is Girls Who Code?

Girls Who Code was started in 2012 with the single mission to close the gender gap in technology.  Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem-solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities. Girls with a curiosity about emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, web site apps and game development will learn more about these interests and more in a fun and relaxed environment. Learn more about the national Girls Who Code organization by visiting: https://girlswhocode.com/

Girls Who Code is open to all girls in grades 6-12. GWC is strict about the age requirements for the Club.

All girls who are registered for the club are expected to attend 80% of the meetings.

You do not have to be a Concord resident to join the Concord chapter of Girls Who Code.

Learn more about the club directly from the girls with a website they created with HTML and hosted using Github. Visit: https://hubsct.github.io/

When Does GWC Meet?

The Concord chapter of Girls Who Code meets weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Main Library. The club meets throughout the academic year, with a break during the summer. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020-2021 Concord Girls Who Code club meets virtually.

How Do I Enroll?

Each September, the Concord chapter of Girls Who Code hosts an information session any girl in grades 6-12 can attend. After the info session, girls are invited to join the club. When enrolled with Girls Who Code, it is expected that girls will attend 80% of the meetings and will attend the club for the entire academic year.

Who Leads the Club?

The Girls Who Code club is led by adult volunteer facilitators who have experience with technology and coding, as well as student volunteer facilitators with coding experience. Currently, the facilitators for the Concord chapter of Girls Who Code are Teresa Hubscher-Youngerwho is an employee at Mathworks and has decades of experience with coding, and Teresa's daughter Sophia Hubscher. Teen facilitator is Hannah Tandang. As the girls in the club develop their skills throughout the year, they become more self-directed and work together to complete group projects with minimal support from facilitators.

Want to be a Volunteer Instructor?

Do you like working with teens and are you passionate about computer science? Are you friendly, welcoming and love teaching others? Would you be able to commit to 2 hours a week from September/October to May for a total of 40 curriculum hours? Great! Please get in touch with Library Branch Supervisor Dorrie Karlin (dkarlin@minlib.net) or Library Innovation and Communications Specialist Andi Graceson (agraceson@concordma.gov) and Concord GWC Facilitator Teresa Hubscher-Younger to learn more.