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Review for Goodgirls Write Code, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have only positive things to say about what Goodgirls Write Code is doing in the Tidewater region. To start, the mission of the organization is one that desperately needs attention in this day and age. Today's kids, especially girls, need computer skills to compete in the 21st century economy. Period. America is going to be left behind unless we dramatically increase kids' interest in computer-related skills beyond their ability to post selfies to social media. The brilliance of Goodgirls Write Code is in the packaging of the message. Young girls are drawn to the slickly produced programs wrapped in ever popular pink trim, but end up staying for the coding. And they get excited about it! When the boys are clamoring to get into a program that is decked out in pink, you know it's doing something right. This region, and more broadly the country, needs more well-run organizations with worthwhile missions like Goodgirls Write Code.

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