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Girl Scouts of the USA Short-Term Volunteers Computer Science

Org: Girl Scouts of the USA
Url: https://www.girlscouts.org/

Girl Scouts’ National STEM Strategy offers all girls a high-quality, progressive STEM programming and experiences increasing their STEM interest, confidence, and competency. We believe that this will translate to more women in STEM, closing the digital divide and a reduction in economic inequalities.

Each of the three STEM focus areas (computer science, outdoor STEM, and engineering) has a thematic foundational base with progressive badges based on specific skills.

 

Computer Science Foundational Series

The Think Like a Programmer Journey introduces Girl Scouts to Computational Thinking — a way of solving problems, designing systems and understanding human behavior that draws on concepts fundamental to computer science.

 

Skills badges may be earned in areas such as coding, cyber security, video game creation, and robotics.

Skilled volunteers are needed to teach girls via these curriculum guides, thus building a pipeline for future female Computer Scientists.

Opportunities are available at Girl Scout councils nationwide, and can be facilitated virtually if needed.  Contact your local council via

https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join/council-finder.html

or at GSUSA- Rebecca Brown, rbrown@girlscouts.org

 

Activity
Partnering

Level(s) Targeted by Program
Elementary School, High School, Middle School

URG(s) Targeted by Program
American Indian or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Persons with Disabilities, Women

Program Costs
$0-$25 per student

Program Matching Funds Available?
no

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