Celebrates 10 Years of Partnership with Girls Who Code

WASHINGTON – June 17, 2024 – the BSA Foundation is celebrating a decade of giving back to the DC and technology community as it sponsors the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program for the tenth consecutive year. Over the past 10 years, has connected rising coders and young women in technology with industry experts and policymakers through this intensive summertime program.

“ helped to inaugurate Girls Who Code classrooms in Washington over ten years ago because DC is the foremost nexus of technology, government, business, and policy,” said President Victoria Espinel. “Every year, I look forward to hearing from students from across the country during the programs we help organize featuring top industry leaders, members of Congress, and senior Administration officials. We’re excited to partner with Girls Who Code and support the career journeys of so many bright and thoughtful young women over the last ten years.”

Over 60 students from 13 states, including Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, and more are set to participate in this year’s session.

This year, high school students from across the country will participate in a two-week virtual course where they will learn coding languages including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The students will work toward creating their own games and presenting them to mentors at the end of the session.

Over the two-week program, will facilitate five sessions on careers in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and national security, how software transforms every sector, how women are leading on tech policy in government, and how mentors can be influential during your career.

The programs continue to be a valuable part of Girls Who Code initiatives in Washington, DC and beyond. Check out the Connecting the Dots blog for recaps of the partnership sessions during the Girls Who Code 2024 SIP.