Why Girls Code the World?
Girls Code the World is unique in its philsophy surrounding role models and its method of developing curriculum.
We believe in the value of providing active role models that feel attainable and relatable, which means connecting them with passionate females of all ages.
We connect these girls with high school and college girls who are passionate about STEM and are trained to be a supportive resource for your child.
The mentors provide academic advice, college tips, information about summer programs or other extracurricular activities, and they act a tangible role model in your daughter’s life.
We create specialized curriculum for specific schools by working with their STEM teachers and collaborating on lesson plans that build off of the previous year and prepare girls for the upcoming year.
In the past we have collaborated with teachers at the Christina Seix Academy to model after their curriculum, but in the future we will be creating curriculum that reflects the curriculum of other school districts in the Bucks County of PA and Mercer County of NJ.
Mina Shokoufandeh is one of the founders of Girls Code the World, and is currently an undergraduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University.
Girls Code the World has hosted three online summer programs this year. two of these programs were for specific schools/organizations, the Christina Seix Academy and HomeFront organization. Girls Code the World hosted one public program through The Pennington School Summer Programs as well. Our program this year has consisted of a variety of online lessons, pre-recorded videos for students to watch and build, and a package that was sent to them containing materials for the program and fun activities to do on their own.
Throughout the school year, Girls Code the World plans to hold virtual bi-monthly programming sessions in the evenings. Available programs are listed below. If you are interested in learning more about what you can expect for this online program, feel free to contact us. If you would like to stay updated on our programming information as it comes out, please subscribe to our Parent Newsletter below.
New Hope-Solebury Upper Elementary School Programming
Students from New Hope-Solebury Upper Elementary School located in New Hope, PA can now sign up for our Girls Code the World Programming starting on Monday, October 5, 2020. This program will run biweekly until February 15, 2021 for a total of ten sessions. The program will be held virtually via Zoom and will be recorded every week.
Students will have the opportunity to pick up a Girls Code the World MakerBox from school the week before programming starts. The MakerBox will include a Programming Booklet and all of the required materials for the Girls Code the World sessions. The cost of the program is $250 and will include access to all materials, all sessions, and the incredible Girls Code the World community for years to come.
Brian Helmuth is the Director of the Lawrence Community Center in Mercer County, New Jersey. He oversaw the partnership between HomeFront Inc. and Girls Code the World in August 2020.