Thanks to funding from AT&T, WNY STEM has entered into a collaborative project with SUNY Buffalo State, Girl Scouts of WNY and other community partners to bring meaningful coding experiences to 40 urban girls entering Grades 7-12.
High need urban girls will be eligible to receive a computer of their own following completion of a coding summer camp at Buffalo State from July 18-29. Instructional support will be provided by the Computer Information Systems Department at Buffalo State and Computers For Children. Supplemental sessions will be held on Saturdays through the fall. Girls will learn leadership and coding skills that will help them complete coding projects supported by business, school and community members. The girls will meet and be mentored by role models from Girl Develop It (Lena Levine, Chapter Leader), the Retired Science Teachers Association, Western Section (Kathy Burke, Chapter Leader) and others. The project will culminate with a recognition program during National Computer Science Education Week, December 2016.
Girls do not have to be Girl Scouts to register. The $25 registration fee for the Camp will also serve as a girl’s membership fee so that she can become a Girl Scout. If you know of a girl residing in a large or small city in WNY entering grades 7-12, please encourage her to register ASAP at: http://www.gswny.org/ or by calling the Girl Scout office at 888-837-6410.