Girls Who Code: Challenge

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Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade

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Twice a year, Girls Who Code launches a community challenge where: (a) 6th -12th grade Club members; and (b) Independent 9th to 12th grade students not affiliated with a Club (each such Club member or individual 9th -12th grade student, a “Participant”), can submit a project to win prizes. Each challenge has a theme, prompt, and supporting materials for Participants to get started. This Fall, West Wyandotte Public Library GWC clubs plan to tackle the challenge! 

If your child is not yet in 6th grade, that’s totally okay! While they cannot submit a project for contest consideration, your child can still participate in the project aspect with the same prompt, and the project can still be posted to the Girls Who Code project gallery. (They can also get a leg up on the challenge for next year!) 


Please note: This program is limited to girls and non-binary students 5th grade to 12th grade. Intermediate coding experience required.


Girls Who Code is an organization that values diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential to our mission.

We acknowledge that historical and institutional barriers—particularly racial bias and discrimination—play a role in the widening gender gap in computer science and who has access to opportunities in these fields. Girls Who Code focuses our work not only on gender diversity but also on young women who are historically underrepresented in computer science fields, specifically girls who:

  • Come from underrepresented minority groups, including African American/Black, Hispanic or Latina, Bi/ Multiracial, Native American/Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander;
  • Come from low-income backgrounds, specifically free and/or reduced lunch eligible;
  • Have had a lack of exposure or access to computer science.

Girls Who Code acknowledges and values the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender identity and expression, class, sexual orientation, ability, age, national origin, and religious/spiritual identities.

Girls Who Code welcomes into our community and programs anyone who identifies as female regardless of assignment at birth. Our programs also welcome people who identify as non-binary or gender nonconforming and want to be in a female-identified environment.


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