BCD to host Girls Who Code summer camp programs launching Summer 2018
Boulder Country Day School is proud to be part of Girls Who Code’s expansion plans to reach across the US with a brand new summer program called ‘Campus.’
Fewer than 1 in 4 computer scientists are women—and that number is declining. Girls Who Code is urgently working to close the gap. Campus will be offering programs to over 1,000 girls in middle school and high school across six cities. The programs condense Girls Who Code’s award-winning curriculum into an accelerated 10-day summer course that will help girls get an edge for college, connect with other girls with similar interests, and build twenty-first century skills like confidence and bravery.
As part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Girls Who Code has set aside 20 percent of its seats for need-based scholarships. Deloitte will fund these scholarships in all Campus programs as the 2018 National Scholarship Sponsor.
“Boulder Country Day School is also rooted in a commitment to creativity, innovation, diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and thus very proud to be one of the few select schools and universities that will host the Campus program this summer,” says Gabrielle Hernan, BCD Director of Technology. “As a female and LGBT technology director, even in a city as forward-thinking and innovative as Boulder, I am reminded all too often that there are still plenty of barriers to be broken and equity to be gained for women working in the tech fields. I strive to be a role model for girls at our school who are interested in innovation and technology, and by creating partnerships with organizations such as I Have A Dream and supporting programs like Girls Who Code, I know we are actively and effectively working to empower the next generation of female technologists.”