A nonprofit focused on equipping young women for opportunities in tech-related fields has launched its 2014 Summer Immersion Program. Started by the organization, Girls Who Code, the program expects to reach 380 high- school girls in classes throughout New York, Boston, Miami, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The program will entail seven weeks of project-based computer science lessons, including front-end web design and mobile app development, and also give program participants the opportunity to meet individuals in the field working for start-ups. Major companies – including Twitter, Goldman Sachs, Intel and GE – are among the group's partnering organizations.
Girls Who Code began in New York in 2012, at the time reaching 20 young women. To date, the organization has educated nearly 1,000 middle- and high-school girls.