AspireIT K-12 Outreach Program

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 are now open!

Registration and applications for Round 5, programs taking place between June 15, 2016 and October 14, 2016 are currently open.


Registration for AspireIT (round 5) opens: Registration includes identifying Program Leader(s) and Program Partners

November 16, 2015

Registration deadline:

Last day to register a Program

January 25, 2016, 11:59 p.m., EST

Application deadline:

Application includes Program budget and Program Partner verification.

February 22, 2016, 11:59 p.m., EST

Application review period

February 23 to March 7, 2016

Program notification and acceptance period

March 14 to April 4, 2016


  • Click here for Application Information (full RFP) - Read this first!!  You'll need the Curriculum, and Budget Template (as mentioned in the RFP), which are available on our Toolkit page.
  • To register, Aspirations in Computing Community members (Program Leaders) must first click here to log in. Then, you'll be able to fill out the Round 5 Registration form here. Note: Registration and application is submitted by the potential Program Leader on behalf of the team. Registration and Partner Verification must occur prior to application submission.

Need more info?

  • If you are an NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community Member and would like to learn more about being an AspireIT Program Leader, click here.
  • If you are an NCWIT Alliance member and would like to learn more about being an AspireIT Program Partner, click here.


Click an option below for more information on ways you can get involved with AspireIT:

  Aspirations Alumnae   Potential Partners   Program Leaders  


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. To date, NCWIT has gifted more than $400,000 to 140 programs, providing an estimated 150,000 instruction hours to nearly 4,000 girls in 30 states since 2013. 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.

Questions? Contact us





People Involved: 

Jennifer Manning

AspireIT Program Manager

Ammi Ludwick

Aspirations in Computing Program Director