Y Girls Code is looking for volunteer facilitators (no coding experience required!)

The Y Girls Code program is looking for volunteer facilitators to help walk students through the program’s coding curriculum. The best part? There’s no coding experience necessary! Volunteers receive training that in turn will allow them to help empower young girls looking to learn the key concepts of computer programming.

Volunteer roles begin March 22nd. For more details, read below or contact Whitney Anderson, Youth Empowerment & Engagement Coordinator (wjanderson@ywca-charlestonsc.org).

Ready to volunteer? Use this link to sign up.

Learn More About Y Girls Code

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF Y GIRLS CODE?

Y Girls Code is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology by increasing the number
of girls interested in technology and creating a pipeline of future tech engineers.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

Participating girls learn key concepts behind computer programming languages, whether
their goal is to build an app, create a website, or program a robot. Additionally, the club
environment encourages sisterhood. Activities are designed to increase self awareness,
confidence, and esteem.

WHO FACILITATES Y GIRLS CODE MEETINGS?

Club facilitators. These are not required to have a coding background. We encourage afterschool
teachers or other interested staff to support the club by walking the girls through
the online modules. Ideally the facilitator-to-student ratio should be 1 for every 10
students, with 10-12 students in total, and no more than 2 students per computer.

IS THERE A CURRICULUM TO Y GIRLS CODE?

Yes! It’s a curriculum consisting of online modules. Facilitators and volunteers will
complete a course that familiarizes them with this curriculum, and will then walk the
students through it. This will be provided by the Y Girls Code program.

WHERE IS Y GIRLS CODE?

The following locations are currently seeking volunteers:

  • Kids On Point
    • 24 George St
    • Wednesday @ 4 , starting March 2 – May 25th
  • Woodland High School
    • Virtual
    • Tuesdays @ 11/11:30, starting March 22 – May 22nd

WILL THERE BE ANY ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO COVID-19?

Yes! Each club can decide whether they’d like to operate virtually or in person using
appropriate health and safety measures such as social distancing.

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