AspireIT

AspireIT connects high school and college women with K-12 girls interested in computing to teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking - in fun, creative environments.

By offering direct programming through near-peer mentorship, AspireIT can create new opportunities and welcoming spaces for girls and young women to expand their interest in computing and technology.The relationship between the AspireIT Leaders and their AspireIT Partner Organizations fosters mentoring with technical professionals, increases young women’s confidence in their computing abilities, and develops valuable leadership skills. To help, NCWIT provides grants to AspireIT Leader-AspireIT Non-Profit Partner Organization teams of up to $3,000 to aid with program costs.

Audience: 
High school (9-12)
Girls
English language learners
Youth of color
Lower income communities
Rural communities
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Teen
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Special
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Ongoing sessions
Requirements: 
Technology required
No cost
Ready to Code Pathway Connection: 
Broadening participation
Community engagement
Resource Type: 
Facilitator & mentor recruitment
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