Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national organization whose mission is to close the gender gap in the fields of science and technology. Downers Grove Public Library is proud to be a Girls Who Code Club site.

Over the 16-week course, Girls Who Code will introduce basic concepts that form the basis for all programming language. The group will work together during their weekly meetings to create a project that addresses a real-world problem. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to learn.

Our Girls Who Code club is open to Downers Grove residents in grades 6 - 12 and/or attendees of a District 58/District 99 school. Applicants must be able to commit to attending club meetings every Thursday from January 10 - April 25 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Graduation will take place on May 2. Selected candidates are required to attend an introductory meeting with a parent on January 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Applications will be accepted through December 1.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when will the Club be held?
Thursday nights, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., January 10 - April 25. Girls who attend must commit to being at 80% of our meetings to retain membership. Space is limited. If we receive more applications than we are able to accept, we will select members based on the thoroughness and thoughtfulness of their responses.

Who can apply?
Girls, grades 6-12, who live in Downers Grove or attend a Downers Grove school and are interested in learning how to code.

When can you apply?
Apply before December 1.

Questions about the program?
Email or call (630) 960-1200.

Apply here.

Apply to volunteer here.