The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program is a sweeping national talent development initiative for young women in computing and information technology, from kindergarten through graduate school. The Aspirations program is supported nationally by Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Bloomberg, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman, and Symantec. Find out more at www.aspirations.org.
NCWIT AspireIT connects high school and college women with K-12 girls interested in computing. Using a near-peer model, program leaders teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking in fun, creative environments that are supported by program partners from the NCWIT community. The relationship between the program leaders and their program partners fosters mentoring with technical professionals, increases young women’s confidence in their computing abilities, and develops valuable leadership skills.
Applications for NCWIT AspireIT Round 5 will open in November!
Counselors for Computing (C4C) provides school counselors with up-to-date information and resources they can use to guide students toward education and careers in computing. Download the one-page information sheet.
The K-12 Alliance is a strategic growth Alliance, whose current forty-four (44) member organizations can reach over 55% of girls in the United States. The K-12 Alliance Membership subcommittee continuously reviews and researches potential members with the authority, reach, and/or niche to increase the K-12 Alliance’s overall effectiveness and outreach. Members of the NCWIT K-12 Alliance find membership mutually beneficial, and currently have more than 100 partnerships around the country.
The K-12 Alliance's Research and Resources subcommittee works directly with NCWIT social scientists, to provide advice concerning educational research and potential resources focused on girls and computing. The subcommittee works to advance existing K-12 related research projects, as well as brainstorm future research projects and resources. In January 2013, the K-12 Alliance published "Girls in IT - The Facts", a comprehensive report about the current state of affairs for girls in technology, synthesizing the best available data into one, easy-to-access resource.