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100 Girls of Code

100 Girls of Code

The mission of 100 Girls of Code is to achieve gender parity in STEM fields by introducing more young women to code and computer engineering at a young age. We seek to inspire more girls to pursue a future in STEM by providing young women an opportunity to create and gain confidence in what they create.100 Girls of Code invests in young women by providing free workshops introducing them to the world of computer science and engineering, where they create with code and engage in hands­-on, innovative thinking. Our workshops are led by programmers who are experts in their fields and academically ­trained but most importantly, they are “girls of code” themselves.

  • Sammy Lowdermilk


More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities stand out among their peers: building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age. With 540,000 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni, the 4-H movement supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators. Fueled by research-driven programming, 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living.

  • Jim Kahler, Ed Bender


6kites works with companies of all sizes to transform their businesses through the practical application of social-mobile-web technologies. 6Kites works effectively with people at every level of any organization, providing straight talk, real results and ways to keep things light. It’s this approach that builds trust with clients, delivers the results they expect, and makes it easy for them to do business with 6kites.

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW values the importance of supporting girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as part of our mission to break through barriers for women and girls. Our research, policy, and nationwide programs encourage members to work from their own communities to ensure that we reach equity in these important fields.


ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

  • Valerie Barr

ACTE Guidance and Career Development Division

The mission of ACTE's Guidance and Career Development Division is to provide leadership and advocacy for school counselors, career development personnel and other guidance professionals. ACTE collaboratea with other professional education groups to maintain and advance a strong voice for the full implementation of comprehensive guidance programs and the work of career development personnel. They also disseminate CTE information to school counselors, career development personnel and other guidance professionals and
inform CTE professionals about the goals and outcomes of fully implemented comprehensive guidance programs.

  • Lela (Lee) Kosteck Bunch

Advance IT Minnesota

Advance IT Minnesota is a Center of Excellence within the Minnesota State College and Universities (MnSCU) system. The Center’s mission is to engage employers, educators, and learners to develop a more robust IT Workforce in Minnesota. The Center’s vision is to position Minnesota as a top-ten regional economy for information technology careers as measured by total IT-related employment. 

Women are the greatest untapped source of IT talent in Minnesota.  Center leadership recognizes that numerous engagement strategies need to be employed to support high school age young women to choose a technology education and career pathway.   Advance IT Minnesota endeavors to provide MnSCU enrolled students with IT learning and work-ready experiences to meet the needs and demands of technology-based and technology dependent businesses. 

Afterschool Alliance

Afterschool Alliance

The Afterschool Alliance works to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. 8.4 million children participate in afterschool programs around the nation, but more than 15.1 million children are on their own after school ends. The nation's leading voice for afterschool, we are the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. Our STEM work focuses on creating and advancing federal, state, and local opportunities and policies to expand resources and build systems and partnerships that provide students with access to a rich STEM curriculum in their afterschool programs.


Allegany College of Maryland

Allegany College of Maryland

Our Computer Science and Technology programs offer flexible options of study based on career goals, whether students seek a two-year direct entry into a tech career, a letter of recognition for study, a one-year certificate, or courses that transfer easily to a four-year institution.

Our hands-on, personal approach to learning gives our students access to the latest software and hardware, skills, and technologies to create working software applications, build computers from the ground up, set up networks, and design working websites.

Our online courses provide flexibility, yet we offer a personal touch by giving our students access to faculty members and tutors at local campuses when help is needed. Our students also find opportunities for real-world experiences by working with outside clients, businesses, and internships.


Allegheny College

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world.