Black Girls CODE

We are pleased to share day XVIII of 540’s 2nd Annual Digital Black History Month Education Campaign

When talking about Black leaders and black excellence we often times over look the under 18 crowd. It’s a shame since historically young people have been the changemakers and changeseekers that have made contributions that have changed the world historically and in modern day. We recognize the Voice of the Young people during this years’ campaign.

Black Girls Code  | Organization 

Fast Facts

  • As of 2013, Black Girls CODE has 7 established institutions,
  • Black Girls CODE operated in 7 states in the U.S. as well as Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Black Girls CODE has reached over 3,000 students,

About Black Girls Code

Mission

Black Girls CODE’s ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.

Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.

“Black girls can code and do so much more”

About the Campaign

Every day throughout the month of February 540Blog will devote space to sharing Little Known Facts About Black Americans Throughout History. For us every month is Black History Month but we recognize and support the continuous need to take time and space to put a special spotlight on the accomplishments of Black and brown Americans from all ethnicities that have literally changed the course of history and yet have legacies that are not know by the masses.

Resources

  1. Black Girls CODE 
  2. The Root 

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