“I hope your summer started off well! Although the school year has come to a close, Girls Who Code in Canada is continuing to grow: it’s never too early for school representatives to apply to start a Club and we received a significant number of applications in the past few weeks. I’m thrilled to announce that we currently have over 100 Clubs running in Canada!
CLUBS IN OUR PARTNERSHIP & OUTREACH
With 7 Clubs affiliated to the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, your contribution is key to our mission to close the gender gap in STEM. Thank you for joining the movement as a partner! Feel free to spread the word with your network using our Outreach Toolkit: it contains email templates and post samples for social media or newsletters. This Step-by-step Guide also proved to be a helpful resource for anyone who wants to launch a Club in your community. Here are the Clubs already affiliated to your organization (please refer to the CSV list attached to this email for more details):
Pickering Public Library
Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library
Clearview Public Library
Midland Public Library
Clarington Public Library
Stratford Public Library
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
GIRLS WHO CODE PROJECTS & PROJECT GALLERY
In Clubs, girls learn computer science skills and work together to design a project that they can share on the Girls Who Code Clubs Project Gallery. A project we recently received from Club members from Martin Morigeau Elementary School in BC, used HTML, Python and Scratch and designed three projects in order to raise awareness in their community about animal mistreatment. You can learn more about their passion and the amazing work they’ve done here!
I also wanted to let you know that Kathryn recently transitioned from Girls Who Code and I will be happy to serve as your new point of contact. Do you have any questions/feedback about Girls Who Code, our Clubs program, or how I can continue to support you in promoting our programs to your network? If it would be helpful, I’d be happy to jump on a brief call to discuss how I can assist you in launching new Clubs in your community. Please feel free to schedule a call using this link.
If you think you’re not in a position to take the lead on this, could you please introduce me to someone else from your organization? Many thanks!
Looking forward to talking to you.
Enjoy your day!
Canada Partnership Coordinator
Girls Who Code Outreach Toolkit