DIGITAL GIRL, INC SUMMER 2015

This summer Digital Girl, Inc. (DGI) operates its first summer program which is headquarted at the Police Athletic League located at 495 Gates Avenue, with two outreach programs at Children of Promise of NYC (CPNYC) and Corner Stone Baptist Church, also located in Bed-Stuy. Our programs are currently staffed by dedicated, qualified volunteers and the Summer Youth Employment Programparticipants. CPNYC is a year round community based non-profit organization that provides services to children of incarcerated parents through afterschool, summer camp, mentoring and mental health programs. DGI has been dedicating time to instruct and mentor the students of CPNYC (ages 10- 13) in coding. At Cornerstone Baptist Church we are partnering with their summer program that prepares students to take the specialized high school exam. These partnerships are perfect, as learning to code is not just about computer programming, it’s about learning computational thinking. Computational thinking is the problem solving skill, the logical thought process, the ability to spot mistakes and a willingness to solve a problem. These skills are essential not only in math but encourages a way of thinking that can help children in every area of life.

Digital Girl, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the underserved youth of our communities, especially young girls, to pursue studies and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines. Although we service the New York City communities at large, we have initially narrowed our focus to the underserved community of Bedford Stuyvesant. DGI currently has in place a DGI Coding program that introduces students to computer programming. To date, approximately 700 students have participated in this program. DGI also operated an afterschool coding program at 2 public schools in Brooklyn, NY this past spring semester which are set to resume this fall. Both programs were to full capacity (50 students) with waiting lists. DGI produces Parent Technology Workshops, and Week-long Immersion into Stem Programs (WISP), which are very popular.

CORNERSTONE CPNYC 1

Two girls summer program

We are strategically working in the underserved communities of NY and offer all programs free or charge to encourage a wider participation. Any donation you make to our start up fund will help to expand our offerings and address our current waiting list. DONATE NOW!

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