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Updated: Oct 24, 2022

The Latest From Code Savvy - Working Committee Recruitment is Underway!

Volunteers are the foundation of the Code Savvy ecosystem… and we have so many great opportunities available for our community to engage and inspire the next generation of technologists.

We’ve spent the last few months revamping our working committees and outlining the things we need the most help with.

If you or someone in your network would be interested in giving back by mentoring our program participants or working on one of our committees, please reach out to let us know…

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Valerie Lockhart

Executive Director

Code Savvy

This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: National Day of the Girl 2022

October 11th is the International Day of the Girl and the kickoff day for the 2022-23 season of Technovation Girls! This year marks the 10th anniversary of International Day of the Girl (IDG) and focuses on female empowerment and human rights. Over these years, society has made strides to provide access, opportunities, and a voice for girls around the world. Girls still face many challenges in their ability to fulfill their potential with challenges to their rights, education, and more. There is still more work to be done to allow every girl to follow her dreams, and we hope to be a part of that effort looking forward to the next ten years.

One of our major partners is Girls Who Code, an organization with a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Check out their website to find some free code at-home activities! Here are a few highlighted lessons:

  1. P5.JS DIGITAL ART ACTIVITIES: Explore how to mix art and code, learn the basics of p5.js, and learn more about Black and African American female-identifying artists.

  2. ACTIVIST TOOLKIT SERIES: Utilize coding and create websites to share causes that are important to you.

  3. UNPLUGGED ACTIVITIES: Learn more about basic coding functions offline with a focus on spreading positive messages and sisterhood.

Another resource for young female coders is our Rebecca Code Explorers sessions, with our next session being October 8th! Every month girls between the ages of 8-17 can come in person or virtually to learn computer programming (follow the links to sign up). We also hope that everyone joins the Technovation challenge in January!

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