Girls Who Code
Alpha Sigma Tau is pleased to offer members philanthropy and service opportunities with Girls Who Code through the Sorority’s National Philanthropy, the Women’s Wellness Initiative.
Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Girls Who Code programs inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st-century opportunities. Girls Who Code values diversity, equity, and inclusion and, as an organization, focuses its work not only on gender diversity but also on young women who are historically underrepresented in computer science fields.
By volunteering with and establishing local Girls Who Code Clubs, members serve girls in their communities in a way that directly correlates to Alpha Sigma Tau’s vision of empowering women to excel in life.
Why Girls Who Code and Alpha Sigma Tau?
Alpha Sigma Tau and Girls Who Code are both committed to empowering women and girls. Both of our organizations believe in the power of sisterhood and equipping girls and women with the skills, network, and encouragement they need to excel in life. Together, we will shatter the glass ceiling.
AΣTs in action with Girls Who Code
Get Involved with Girls Who Code
Alpha Sigma Tau encourages members and chapters interested in the mission of Girls Who Code to establish a Girls Who Code Club in their community.
Girls Who Code (GWC) Clubs are free extracurricular programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls that teach participants about Computer Science (CS) in a fun and safe environment. Clubs take part throughout the academic year and are hosted at nonprofit locations, such as schools, libraries, and community centers.
Clubs are led by volunteer Facilitators (you!) And don’t worry, a background in CS or coding is not a prerequisite for getting involved in a Club. GWC provides you with all the curriculum and resources you need to facilitate the sessions. Clubs provide participants with a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and an opportunity to use their skills to positively impact their community.
Through volunteering with Girls Who Code, you can help girls break down barriers and enhance their lives for generations to come.
Ready to get started?
Start Here: Review the Getting Started Checklist
Review this list to see if starting a Girls Who Code Club is right for you:
- I have space to host at a school, library, university or other non-profit.
- I have 1-2 hours to host sessions each week.
- I have access to tech – required for 6th-12th grade, optional for 3rd-5th grade Clubs.
- I pass the background check.
- I am over 18 years old.
Next: Watch our Video
Our friends at Girls Who Code walk you through more details of Club Programs and getting started in this 22-minute video.
Then: Submit an Application
Once you’re ready to start a Club, begin your application. Be sure to include “Alpha Sigma Tau” on your application to take advantage of established partner benefits! Click here to begin your application.
Please contact Emily Hamsher Kindred, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org