Apply now to the Girls Who Code Chicago Summer Immersion Program. The March 15 deadline is just around the corner. This selective, hands-on, seven-week summer program is open to current 10th and 11th graders. It will take place in 17 cities across the US, including six locations right here in Chicago. The Summer Immersion Program helps young women grow their tech skills and business skills as well as build personal networks in the field.
Did I mention it’s free thanks to generous corporate and philanthropic donors? This amazing opportunity open to girls who are rising juniors and seniors (this means current sophomores and juniors) in the United States.
Truly a life-changing program, many alumni go on to major in CS or a related field and many go on to teach others to code. Many have also moved on to technical internships at top tech companies like Facebook, Google, and others.
Girls Who Code Chicago Summer Program
- Six high-tech host sites
- Skills – Seven weeks of intensive instruction in computer science, robotics, algorithms, web design, and mobile development
- Exposure – Speakers, demos, workshops, and presentations from female engineers and entrepreneurs; field trips to technology companies, startups, academic institutions and more
- Mentorship – Top female executives, entrepreneurs, and engineers provide career and academic mentorship
Students must commit to attending the full 7-week program, which will run in Chicago from Monday through Friday, June 22-August 7 from 9-4. (Two absences are allowed.) Dates vary by city. The program is free, but students must arrange their own transportation. Scholarships may be available to cover costs if transportation fees or lost wages are an issue.
The Girl Who Code Summer Program only has spots for about 20 girls per site, so it’s obvious a competitive program. Learn more here; click to apply. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2019.
Looking for summer programs for younger girls? Check out our guide to STEM Camps for Girls and our general STEM Camp Guide. Don’t miss our Spring Break STEM Camp Guide for students ages 6-12. If you’re looking for afterschool or weekend programs, be sure to check our Guide to Coding Classes around Chicago and our Guide to 20 Awesome STEM Enrichment Classes.
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