WELCOME TO GIRLS WHO CODE SAVANNAH
GIRLS WHO CODE FALL SESSION 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Pennsylvania Avenue Resource Center
Lunch will be served
For grades 6-12
*will be told if there are any changes*
This Fall sessions theme is music in coding. Using this theme the girls will learn about STEAM.
Girls Who Code is a group of clubs spread across the world, but mostly in the America's. It was founded by Reshma Saujani, who's goal was to cover the gap between male and female roles in the Computer Science field.
Girls Who Code Savannah takes the goals of Girls Who Code one step further, by making computer science available to young women in the community who least likely to have access to technology and technology instruction. With the support of Savannah’s Creative Coast, and corporate grants, Girls Who Code Savannah provides access to computers and lunch for all of the members that attend for free.
Co-founder and Director
Alicia Beck is a Academic Coach at The Tybee Maritime Academy. Prior to teaching, she received her Bachelor of Fine Art from The University of Delaware in 2005 and Master of Education from Wilmington University in 2009. Over the past ten years Beck has taught a diverse array of subjects, populations, and grade levels including elementary school, high school language arts, and scientific research. She realized she wanted a career in education while serving as a mentor with Big Brother, Big Sister of Delaware. It was through this program she saw firsthand the impact building positive relationships has on students. This experience helped her see that a career in education would provide a platform for positive influence and change in her community.
In addition to teaching at the Maritime Academy, Beck is a founder of the Savannah Chapter of Girls Who Code, whose mission is to close the gender gap in technology. Through Girls Who Code, she is able to provide computer science education to girls across Savannah in the form of camps and an after school program. As a Code.org facilitator, Beck has the opportunity to coach other teachers implementing computer science in their own classrooms. Beck believes that teachers should be advocates for equity and reform in education and is currently focusing her efforts on initiatives that address equity in STEAM education.
Girls Who Code Savannah offers two programs throughout the year. During the school year, we offer two eight week programs, where girls meet each Saturday to work together on developing apps and websites that support the community. In the summer, we run weeklong full-day summer camps at no cost to participants.
Girls Who Code Savannah is supported by Savannah’s Creative Coast. The city’s entrepreneurship and technology accelerator provides space, equipment and funding for meals and materials through a range of grants from corporations and local organizations including,
Downtown business association and Comcast