Girls Learn to Code at LEAP
|Girls learn how to code in the LEAP Computer Learning Center.
Coding and computer science jobs are in demand and have high earnings potential. At LEAP, young people have the opportunity see themselves in one of these high-paying occupations writing code and building software.
Learning to Code, LEAP’s afterschool and summer enrichment program, offers hands-on experiences building apps and learning coding languages. LEAP has also made it a priority to encourage and recruit girls of color, who are underrepresented in STEM.
LEAP recently received a General Operating Support grant from The Community Foundation. LEAP has also received funding support from The Community Fund for Women and Girls.
Learn more about LEAP on giveGreater.org.
Did You Know?
Only 48% of African American and 52% of Latina girls report knowing someone with a career in a STEM field, as opposed to 61% of their white counterparts, According to the "Generation STEM" Report from the Girl Scouts Research Institute.
This story is part of the Inspiration Monday story series produced by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.