The Hour of Code is an hour-long introduction to the world of computer science, designed to show people that anyone can learn to code. During the course of this week, people all over the world will be participating by taking one hour of their time (be it all at once or in smaller increments) to learn a little more about coding.
Why is computer science so important? Because it helps us to build our problem solving, logic, and creativity skills. Coding is also a valuable skill that can be applicable across careers.
Last year, the Hour of Code reached more than 15 million people worldwide and more than 10 million girls tried coding for the first time (that’s more girls than have participated in programing in the last 70 years)!
SheGives is proud to work with Science Club for Girls, a program that teaches computer science to young girls in our communities and inspires them to not be afraid to follow their dreams of becoming future engineers. Computer science may not be widely taught in schools yet, but we’re never too old to learn a new skill. Watch this video to get inspired and join in the Hour of Code this week!
SheGives connects committed, inquisitive, engaged donors with a slate of diligenced nonprofits in the Greater Boston area. We provide members with relevant data about the nonprofits in our portfolio and an opportunity to meet directly with our nonprofits’ Executive Directors and senior staff in small settings that promote in-depth q&a’s and, ultimately, informed giving. Giving is personally driven, but because we give side-by-side our collective impact is greater. See a list of the vetted nonprofits selected for our slate here.