Girls Who Code program at BCC
Bristol Community College and New Bedford Public Schools launched the Girls Who Code program at BCC’s New Bedford campus on Saturday, January 20. The engaging program meets Saturdays from 9-11 a.m., and will run until May 5, 2018.
The national organization, Girls Who Code, seeks to close the gender gap in computer information technology fields. In this program, girls work with club members on a computer science impact project, utilizing computer science to solve a problem relevant to the club and the community.
The first session included 20 participants who are learning the fundamental computer science concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all computer programming languages, while developing teamwork and leadership skills. Participants in the program received special “swag bags” and a custom-made Girls Who Code t-shirt.
This collaboration is made possible by community partners including Bristol Community College, New Bedford Public Schools, Woods Arts & Literacy Foundation, and The Landing Gift Shop and Chandlery.