Black Girls Code, an organization that encourages minority girls ages 7 to 17 to pursue computer science fields and teaches them how to code, IndieGoGo campaign recently came to a close. The organization was able to surpass its $18,500 goal raising just over $21,000.
Only having raised $8,000 two days before the campaign was over, people who supported founder Kimberly Bryant’s vision of getting more young minority women involved in technology with the resources to back it came together to reach the goal.
The Summer of Code workshops will take place in San Francisco, Oakland, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles from June to September with 200-300 girls .
The funding will be used to buy 15 laptops to loan to workshop attendees, provide scholarships, and send 20 girls to the organization’s Robotics Summer Camp in August.
Black Girls Code’s campaign was geared towards closing the digital divide. With the funding raised they hope to contribute to closing that divide focusing not only race, but gender respectively.
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