Science and technology fields are gaining a lot of steam, and one local organization is looking to put the love of those fields into the minds of girls in their formative years.

Girls Who Code is an international program that provides young women from 3rd to 12th grade with the resources and encouragement to support their interest in computer science. They hope to increase the number of women who pursue the field professionally.

My daughter, Tara, was involved with the group and she absolutely loved it. She along with 15 local high school female students participated and they graduated in May.

You can read about her experience here. Here's some great news, they are having additional classes this fall. Tara will be there and she would love to have your daughters join her.

They plan on running two classes simultaneously, beginner Python and beginner JavaScript from September 14th to November 23rd. HURRY, because the last day to get in your application is this Saturday, August 31st.  

It's the only club in the region offering opportunities for both local, female high school students and engineering students at Binghamton University. They are a national nonprofit group that is working to close the gender gap in technology and engineering.

Girls Who Code meet on the Binghamton University campus for two hours every Saturday. Many of the students had little to no prior experience in computer coding before this class.

The goal is to help young girls build character and coding skills as well as promote female representation in STEM fields. This is an amazing opportunity for girls in our area and you can go here for more info and to get the application.

Tara told me that it's one of the most fun and rewarding things that she's ever done. She would love to see you there this fall and promises that you won't be disappointed.

[via Girls Who Code Binghamton]