For Parents and Guardians

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.

An individual does not go from a high school student to an established professor overnight. It is important to show that this journey is not linear and will most likely involve overcoming aspects of one’s background and other struggles in order to reach certain goals.

Mina Shokoufandeh
Founder of girls code the world and Student at Tufts University

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.

Upcoming Programs

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.

Public Programming: August 2021 Session

Students can now sign up for our Girls Code the World Programming starting on August 16, 2021. This program will run everyday until August 20, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The program will be held in-person at the Community Center at Hanusey Park.

Students will gain access to a Girls Code the World MakerBox from during the programming. 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 $200 and will include access to all materials, all sessions, and the incredible Girls Code the World community for years to come.

Girls Code the World was an amazing asset for our virtual program this summer.  Mina and Sydney were wonderful to work with.  They were reliable, relatable, and flexible as we all tried to navigate virtual programming.  Girls Code the World provides quality programming that taught our kids a lot, while doing so in a fun and engaging way.  We were extremely fortunate to have them as part of our virtual program this summer!”

Brian Helmuth
Homefront Inc.
Director of Lawrence community Center

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.

Every day the students arrive excited to learn and be here, they leave mesmerized and electrified about the new things they learned, and at the end, they are inspired.


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