Not enough opportunities for young girls and non-binary students to spark an interest in computer science.


Virtual and in-person clubs for students to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment.

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“My favorite reason for sponsoring a Girls Who Code (GWC) Club is seeing them grow more confident in themselves,” said a Club facilitator in Grain Valley, MO. “Girls who probably would not have been friends during the school day actually realize they have more in common than they know and become great friends. Coding takes away the barriers.” 

Launched in 2013, Girls Who Code’s Clubs offer young women and non-binary students in grades 3 through 12 the chance to form bonds with supportive peers and role models, using computer science to change the world. Free and fun, the Club activities offer a flexible curriculum to adapt to each group’s unique needs. 

In less than a decade, Girls Who Code has nurtured a network of nearly 6,000 Clubs across all 50 states. They have addressed an unmet need – opportunity for young girls and non-binary students to get excited about and learn skills in computer science. “In addition to learning, [the students] are developing new friendships, confidence, and passion for the [computer science] discipline,” said a Club Facilitator at Herriman High School in Utah. 

Girls Who Code, a New York City-based nonprofit focused on closing the gender gap in technology, partners with school districts, library networks, and afterschool programs to launch Clubs in rural, urban, and suburban communities throughout the U.S. During the 2022-2023 school year, more than 71,000 young people participated, learning the concepts that form the basis of all programming languages, like loops, variables, conditionals, and functions. 

Clubs can take place after school, on weekends, or during the summer, and they can be held in-person or entirely online. On average, GWC Clubs serve 12 students, and while the focus is on centering the experiences of girls and non-binary students, students of all genders are welcome to join and participate. “I was given the opportunity to talk to women who have successful careers in the field,” said Myisha Kinberg, Club alum. “They made me understand that computer science isn’t just about 1’s and 0’s, it’s about combining your interests with technology to better the future.”


Virtual and across all 50 states


Gina Del Tito

Senior Manager of Program Delivery Girls Who Code






students reached since Clubs were founded in 2013



Clubs located across all 50 states



Girls Who Code alumni earn computer science and related degrees at 7x the national average.



Girls Who Code alumni with racial and ethnic identities that are underrepresented in tech earn computer science and related degrees at nearly 8x the national average.



of participating students come from historically underrepresented groups

Demographics of Target Population

Girls and non-binary students, Urban and rural, Low-income, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Youth under 18 years old


“I want to find a way to get this technology and love of STEM into as many girls’ hands as possible. Technology should be accessible to all. We never know where the next great idea will come from.”

Girls Who Code Club FacilitatorNorth Central College (Illinois)