Girls Who Code Club By Kurtis Madison
Girls Who Code Club
By Kurtis Madison
I’m excited to announce the first Girls Who Code (GWC) club in Pleasant Hill. I have been working with Patrick Remer, community library manager at Pleasant Hill Library, where the meetings will be held, one day a week for an hour after school. The first meeting is on January 25, 3:30 – 4:30pm. There is no cost to join. This non-profit club is open to all girls in grades 6-12. GWC is an all-girls club where girls learn how to code using laptops we provide, and the curriculum is supplied by the GWC website, which I have purchased and which will be designed by the girls. There will be fieldtrips to tech companies and other events as the club gets up and running. The club can have 20 members, and I already have two signed up. Any girl, including those who identify as a girl, can join. There is no fee to join, as I am sponsoring this club.
Parents need to complete registration, and they can find the link on the GWCwebsite, using the “Find the nearest club” link and clicking on the Pleasant Hill location. For more information, visit the club’s website (currently under construction): https://www.gwc-phill-10492.com/ and https://girlswhocode.com/about-us/
If there are any parents interested in assisting me with the administrative responsibilities and or facilitating the meetings, please send me an email at [email protected] so I can get you cleared and added to the club. Facilitating a meeting constitutes being with the girls for one hour during the meeting, and the curriculum is provided by GWC. If you would like me to come in and speak with you, I am available any day during the week. I have been vetted by a GWC background check. I am currently a financial crimes investigator for Bank of America and a former police officer. My daughter, Tyler Madison, attends College Park High School.