Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code Campus


Hewitt partners with Girls Who Code to host programs designed to immerse girls in the exciting world of coding. Girls Who Code Campus is a two week immersion program for middle and upper school students to practice computer science fundamentals, learn more about careers and women in technology, and join a supportive sisterhood of tens of thousands of girls who code across the country! Girls Who Code Campus runs during the summer and is open to students rising into sixth through twelfth grades. 



Recent Girls Who Code Campus Offerings

Introduction to Computer Science

Open to rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

This introductory course uses Scratch, a drag-and-drop programming language, and Makey Makey to introduce girls to the fundamentals and creative power of computer science and physical computing.

During week one, girls spend their mornings working on projects that are designed to teach the Girls Who Code Core4 Programming Concepts (loops, variables, conditionals, and functions), which are used to build everything from websites to apps to robots. In the afternoons they dive into the world of physical computing with Makey Makey, learning about circuits and how to design devices that interact with the programs they code.

In week two, girls use their knowledge and skills developed in week one to design, build, and present a team project about a topic or issue that matters to them. At the end of the program each student takes home their Scratch projects and their Makey Makey invention kits.

Website Design and Development

Open to rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders

In this course girls use JavaScript, HTML and CSS to learn the fundamentals of website design and development.

In week one, girls launch a personal website portfolio and work together on projects that are designed to teach them essential programming concepts including variables, conditionals, and functions in JavaScript. Girls also learn and practice implementing design principles to build more effective and usable websites and web applications.

In week two, girls take what they have learned and use it to influence the world around them by designing, building, and presenting an interactive website that highlights a topic or issue that matters to them. At the end of the program each student leaves with a digital portfolio of their projects that they can use and share in the future.