NCWIT is a non-profit community of more than 450 organizations working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology.
“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” ~ Steve Jobs*
This giving season, share the gift of knowledge. Help us teach 1,000 girls to code.
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NCWIT AspireIT programs encourage middle school girls to pursue technology through related camps, clubs, and workshops. They learn programming, game design, robotics, e-textiles, and more from tech-savvy high school and college women in a fun, interactive, all-girl environment. NCWIT AspireIT programs are hosted at universities, schools, and community organizations nationwide.
In 2013, 24 AspireIT programs provided 25,000 hours of tech education for 800 middle school girls. In 2014, we’re aiming to reach even more girls across the country.
Help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 to teach 1,000 girls to code in 2014. Every girl deserves a chance to explore the world of technology and become an innovator.
“The high point of the course was not in seeing individual middle school girls being able to code or build robots, but rather the change in their confidence and demeanor when they looked up from their computer and said, 'I can do this... I like doing this.'" ~ Rachel, Program Leader, NCWIT AspireIT
“Now that I know how to make apps, websites, animations and robots, I can make them in the future by myself. There’s so much I can do. I’m bubbling with ideas and have already started making a second app. I don’t think I’ll be bored again this summer!” ~ Aarushi, Participant, NCWIT AspireIT
NCWIT AspireIT is a component of NCWIT Aspirations in Computing, a talent development initiative designed to increase female participation in technology by providing structured, long-term engagement and support from middle school through high school and from college into the workforce.
Find out more at www.aspirations.org.
* Sen, P. (Director). (2012). Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview [Documentary]. United States: Magnolia Pictures.