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 will open in November!

Registration and applications for Round 5, programs taking place between June 15, 2016 and October 14, 2016 will open in November. Note: the registration and application is submitted by the potential Program Leader on behalf of the team.

Would you like to learn more about how to apply? Click here to read the most recent Application Information (full RFP). You'll also need the Curriculum, Budget Template, and Budget Sample (as mentioned in the RFP), which are available on our Toolkit page.

It’s never too early to start looking for a Program Leader or a Program Partner!

  • If you are interested in being a Program Leader and need some assistance looking for a Program Partner, click here.

  • If you are interested in being a Program Partner and need some assistance looking for a Program Leader, 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