A 7-week summer immersion program is being offered free to 10th and 11th grade girls throughout New Jersey, and particularly in and near Newark and Jersey City, by the non-profit organization Girls Who Code (GWC).

GWC is working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Their programs inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Applications for the 2018 Summer Immersion Program in Newark and Jersey City are now open. Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs are FREE 7-week summer programs for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the U.S.

In the Summer Immersion Program, students will learn about:

  • Tech Companies— They’ll meet female engineers and get an inside look at technical roles in the world’s top companies.
  • Project-based learning— They’ll learn computer science through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, apps and more!
  • Sisterhood— They’ll work in teams and make lifelong friendships with a supportive and diverse community of thousands of girls.

In addition to providing a free program in Newark and Jersey City, Girls Who Code provides summer stipends to cover transportation and living costs for Summer Immersion Program students! The summer stipend is available for all Summer Immersion Program applicants who qualify.

The early acceptance (Round One) application deadline is Feb. 16, and the final (Round Two) deadline is March 16.

For more information or to apply for the program, please visit: www.girlswhocode.com/sipapply

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