“Girls Who Code” clubs to launch statewide in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 22, 2018)— In partnership with Adobe, Dell EMC, Girls Who Code and Microsoft, the Utah STEM Action Center announced the launch of the Utah Girls Who Code Club Network, at an event Thursday at Dell EMC.
Starting in the fall 2018 school year, nearly 50 clubs will be hosted at schools, community centers, libraries and various organizations. Industry partners will sponsor and facilitate the clubs, creating a unique business and education partnership.
More than 200 girls grades 7-12 from multiple school districts joined industry members today to kick off the program, listening to remarks given by Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox and engaging in a coding activity with Reshma Saujani, CEO and founder of Girls Who Code.
“We’re thrilled to have the STEM Action Center expanding Girls Who Code Clubs throughout the state of Utah,” Saujani said. “Their efforts will not only develop the workforce of the future but also make sure our girls are prepared to succeed as a part of that workforce.”
Girls Who Code was founded five years ago with the belief that computing skills are a critical path to security and prosperity in today’s job market. What began with 20 girls in the heart of New York City will reach more than 50,000 girls in all 50 U.S. states by the end of this year.
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