NEWBURGH – The Newburgh Free Library will host two information sessions to provide details for the esteemed Newburgh Girls Code Club (NGCC) – an after-school coding club scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays beginning February 22, 2021 through June 3, 2021.NGCC is a youth leadership development program focused on educating youth on coding and the career opportunities that come with STEAM learning, using the Girls Who Code™ curriculum.
The information sessions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 21st, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Both information sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. Interested individuals can RSVP to either information session via Eventbrite: bit.ly/ngccvirtualinfo .
We invite all youth ages 10-18 in the Newburgh enlarged city school district, who identify asgirls or who prefer to learn in a female centered environment, regardless of school status, to apply. Applications will be available at these information sessions and on the NGCC page of the Newburgh Free Library’s website: bit.ly/newburghlibraryngcc .
Funded for a second year of programming with generous support from the Rowley Family Foundation Fund for Women & Children, NGCC will address the issue of gender inequality in the technology field by providing youth access, education, and exposure to coding skills in acasual club environment via the Newburgh Free Library’s virtual platforms.
In addition to the weekly program, students will have the opportunity to amplify their voices by co-creating the Code Switch: Elevating the Experience of BIPOC Women in Tech Enterprising Women’s Panel and Podcast, and implement their skills at the HV Tech Festival’s Hackathon in Fall 2021. The NGCC is realized in collaboration with PANJA, a culture + wellness studio and OpenHub, an open ecosystem tech resource center, both based in the city of Newburgh, NY.
For more information, please contact the NGCC Managing Consultant, Ms. Anusha Mehar, at 917.415.0498 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .