FAA to start a "Girls Who Code Club" starting January

We're excited to announce that starting in 2016 we are starting a community 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 Girls Who Code club will meet in FAA's digital arts and media lab, Studio 15. 

The FAA Girls Who Code Club will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 6pm - 8pm beginning with a parent meeting on January 12th. The club is open to girls in grades 6-12, with no previous programming experience required. Interested parents or girls should contact FAA's Studio 15 Outreach Coordinator, Kana Zink at kzink@fredericksburgallages.com or by filling out the form on our Girls Who Code Club page.

The Details

Advisor: Kana Zink, kzink@fredericksburgallages.com
Volunteer Co-Instructors: Kenneth Lecky, Zeph Mann
LibertyTown Arts - Studio 15 (Fredericksburg All Ages)
916 Liberty St, Studio 15
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip middle & high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields. You can read more about clubs in the national overview here.

Club meetings:  Tuesdays from 3-5pm. The 2016 club will begin January 12,  2016 with a parents meeting. 

Eligibility: Open to all girls, Grades 6-12, by enrollment only. Interested participants who self-identify as female are welcome to apply to our programs as well.

Attendance: Participants must attend 80% of club meetings to be eligible for graduation and inclusion in GWC alumni benefits. Benefits are cumulative.

Cost: All instruction, materials, and software is provided free of charge.