Black Girls Code launched a IndieGoGo campaign in efforts to bridge the digital divide.
Black Girs Code is an organization founded by Kimberly Bryant whose mission is to educate girls of color ages 7 to 17 in digital media and computer programming concepts as well as building lifelong skills in problem solving and abstract thinking.
The Indiegogo crowd funding campaign was initiated to expand the reach beyond the Bay Area and to provide key program resource needs such as laptops for students to take programming classes, provide student scholarships, and instructor stipends to support the organizations rapid growth and expansion.
The Black Girls Code Summer of Code campaign launched about a month ago, raising over $8,000. The ultimate revenue goal is $18,500 which will fund various program expenses, but one of the key goals is to invest in a mobile computer lab with the purchase 15-20 loaner laptops and accessories .
Black Girls Code plans to reach a large number of students and provide exposure in the fields of technology while paving the way for future expansion of their programs to Chicago, Oakland, and Atlanta in the fall. The organization believes its efforts are a step in the direction of bridging the digital divide and changing the future face of technology.
The campaign only has 2 days left, find out more on why you should support.