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DIGITAL GIRL, INC. HOSTED FIRST HOUR OF CODE FOR 4th AND 5th GRADERS IN BEDFORD STUYVESANT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michelle Gall, Executive Director 347.857.8647; Toni Robinson, Consultant 646.302.7068

DIGITAL GIRL, INC. HOSTED FIRST HOUR OF CODE FOR 4th AND 5th GRADERS IN BEDFORD STUYVESANT

Non-profit Start-Up, Digital Girl, Inc. hosted Hour of Code for 200 4th and 5th grade students (along with 10 teachers) on December 9th & 10th. Held at PS 21, Crispus Attucks Elementary School in Bedford-Stuyvesant, students were able to join the world’s largest learning event in history geared towards introducing girls and the under represented to the basic concepts of computer programming.​

The response from the students and teachers was overwhelming, “I love this so much, I will code until I die” remarked one student. Another student stated, “This day was the best day of my life.” While another commented, “I got to understand what coding is and how to use it. It is important to understand coding when using technology.” The principal was also impressed and excited and inquired, “When can you return?” upon the completion on the 8th and last class. Digital Girl, Inc. is in talks with the administration to develop an ongoing relationship.

The Hour of Code, organized by Code.org, is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. During the event, students were guided by Toni Robinson, a software engineer, and tutorials provided by Code.org on completing coding exercises. By hosting and facilitating this event, Digital Girl, Inc. helped to demystify code and expose the majority of students claiming no prior knowledge of coding. It was Digital Girl’s goal to inspire the girls at an early age to pursue careers women and people of color have historically lacked a presence in. Technology and software industries suffer from an extreme lack of diversity. Computer Science students on average are only 18% female, 3% black and 8% Hispanic.

Digital Girl Incorporated is a not for profit organization dedicated to empowering the underserved young girls of Bedford Stuyvesant to pursue careers in STEM disciplines, therefore maximizing their potential to be contributing individuals in society. Newly founded, the Hour of Code program will serve as a soft launch to the many initiatives to come in 2015!

For more information on Digital Girl, Inc., contact: Michelle Gall, 347.857.8647 or Toni Robinson at 646.302.7068.

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Media Coverage

http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/bed-stuy-students-learn-to-code-video-games-with-hour-of-code-initiative-1.9697858

http://dnainfo.com/new-york/20141210/bed-stuy/technology-nonprofit-teaches-coding-brooklyn-girls

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