Girls Who Code Club Set to Begin

Lifestyle
November 1, 2018

Girls Who Code returns to the Centralia Regional Library District, for the 2018-19 school year, this Saturday, November 3. The club will meet on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Monken Activity Room. Registration is online at www.centralialibrary.org/news

GWC is a nonprofit organization with the initiative to increase the number of women in computer science. Founded by Reshma Saujani in 2012 during her run for Congress, GWC runs programs to teach junior high and high school girls computer skills such as programming, robotics and web design. There are now more than 1,500 clubs across the country. In December 2014, there were 3,000 students who had completed a GWC program, and 95 percent of graduates went on to major in computer science in college.

The club at the Centralia Library is open to students in grades six through 12. For more information about the Girls Who Code organization, log onto girlswhocode.com. For more information about the library’s GWC, contact the library at 532-5222 or send an email to director@centralia.lib.il.us.
Watch for future program information, and sign up for news and updates, on the library’s webpage at www.centralialibrary.org.

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