BlackGirlsCODE is an organization with a mission to increase the number of women of color in digital careers by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 14 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science in a supportive, and challenging environment.
BlackGirlsCODE is fundraising to support their Summer of CODE program:
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child"
Today there is a huge epidemic taking place across America. In low-income neighborhoods across the country thousands of children of color are not being offered high-quality education. There is a digital divide separating our country and our children are stuck in the middle. It is said by 2015 (3 years from now) 80% of new jobs will require a technical degree:
ITS TIME TO PREPARE OUR CHILDREN FOR THE FUTURE!
On June 17th, 2012, BlackGirlsCODE (BGC) will launch our Summer of CODE Campaign. Our goal is to teach computer programming to more than 300 boys and girls from underrepresented communities, in 90 days, in more than 7 cities across the United States. We are launching this BGC Summer of CODE Campaign to emphasize the importance of technology education and achievement for our next generation of citizens. We are especially focused on giving girls from African American, Latino, and Native American communities the opportunity to learn valuable tech skills and to plant a seed that may "Change the Face" of the future of tech!
They are aiming to raise $18 500. As of 11am US EDT, with 40 hours left in the fundraising campaign, they had raised $10 340.
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