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, AspireIT leaders teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking in fun, creative environments that are supported by AspireIT partners from the NCWIT community. The relationship between the AspireIT 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 Summer 2018 programs are now open and due March 11, 2018. Use the links below to start finding an AspireIT Leader or AspireIT Partner Organization to team up with now.

See if there's a program near you:

View AspireIT Programs Directory


Ready to help us make a difference? Click below to get additional info!

  • Are you a member of NCWIT's Aspirations in Computing Community and ready to be an AspireIT Leader? Get all the details here.
  • Are you a non-profit organization, library, school, or college/university interested in mentoring and bringing CS programs to your community? Get all the details about becoming an AspireIT Partner Organization here.

NCWIT AspireIT leverages the national NCWIT community 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 $800,000 to 300 programs, providing an estimated 240,000 instruction hours to nearly 8,000 girls in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands 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.

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

  Aspirations Alumnae   Potential Partners   Program Leaders  

Questions? Contact us





People Involved: 

Jennifer Manning

AspireIT Partnerships Program Director

Kate L. Pickle

AspireIT Program Manager