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Goodgirls Write Code

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Goodgirls Write Code is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. Our interactive programs aim to motivate and educate girls providing them with the skills they need to become the next generation of women-leaders, entrepreneurs and mentors. We are determined to encourage girls to learn solid computer science skills including programming, web development and 3D printing through educational programs we offer through schools, libraries and recreational centers nationwide.

Target demographics: encourage girls to learn computer science

Geographic areas served: Hampton Roads, Virginia

Programs: educational curriculums that teach girls software development, programming, 3D printing and web development in a fun, interactive environment that promotes the success of each student.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Former staff

Rating: 5

I spent a summer working as an intern with Goodgirls Write Code and it was one of the most impactful work experiences I have ever had. Goodgirls works to decrease the gender gap in the various engineering fields, especially those dealing with computer programming. Creating meaningful and educational modules to teach young girls programming and computer skills allowed me to aid students in a way that I never had at that age. I believe that learning these skills early on in their educational careers will greatly benefit any girls that wish to pursue computer science or engineering in high school and college.



Rating: 5

Goodgirls Write Code is an incredible organization that allows girls the freedom to express themselves in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. They offer excellent mentors that help to educate and empower young females in their path to becoming future leaders in the STEM fields. At Goodgirls Write Code's after school programs and summer camps the girls make lasting friendships while they are learning, creating, and exploring the different computer programming languages.

I had the opportunity to volunteer this spring at one of Goodgirls Write Code's after school programs. It was a fun experience to watch the girls get excited and engage in computer programming. They learned how to create different games using the computer program Scratch. By the end of the 5 week period the girls began experimenting and creating their own programs in Scratch. I had a great time and look forward to volunteering with Goodgirls Write Code again this summer!



Rating: 5

Goodgirls Write Code is a wonderful organization that empowers young girls, giving them the confidence they need to pursue their interests in Computers, Technology and Engineering. They've developed a series of interactive programs that are taught in after-school programs and summer camps which introduce girls to coding with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more, in a fun and encouraging environment.

I had the opportunity to volunteer with Goodgirls Write Code this Spring. It was such a rewarding experience to see the girls light up with enthusiasm each day and work together in a group environment to figure out a solution. I was also amazed at how fast they were able to pick it up and grasp the programming basics. These girls are the future. They can do anything they set their minds to do. Showing them that they can impact the lives of millions through Technology was an amazing experience.


Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter loved learning to use scratch at the after school Good Girls Write Code program! We plan to sign her up for a summer camp, as well!