AspireIT Middle School Outreach Program

NCWIT AspireIT – a component of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program – is a national initiative to increase girls' access to meaningful, inclusive computer science education during the middle school years. AspireIT dramatically widens the pool of middle school girls entering high school with computing experience, creates a community of peers engaged in technology exploration, fosters mentoring relationships with technical professionals, and increases girls' confidence in their technical abilities. Simultaneously, AspireIT supports high school and college women's persistence in computing by creating teaching and leadership opportunities.

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NCWIT AspireIT leverages NCWIT's national network of universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing through a rapidly scalable and cost-effective approach. Since 2013, AspireIT has launched 70 programs, providing an estimated 115,000 hours of computing education to nearly 2,000 girls in 23 states. AspireIT aims to engage more than 10,000 girls by 2018.

NCWIT announced a Commitment to Action in support of AspireIT at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America held in Denver, Colorado on June 24, 2014. Find out more in our press release.

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People Involved: 

Ruthe Farmer

Chief Strategy & Growth Officer

Jennifer Manning

AspireIT Program Manager

Lauren Von Roenn

Program Operations Manager

Ammi Ludwick

Aspirations in Computing Program Director