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 4 are now open!

Register and apply now for Round 4, for school year programs taking place between October 15, 2015 and June 14, 2016. The registration deadline is 7/3/2015 and the application deadline is 7/10/2015.

  • Click here for Application Information (full RFP) - Read this first!!  You'll need the Curriculum, Budget Template, and Budget Sample (as mentioned in the RFP), which are available on our Toolkit page.

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

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

  • To register, you must first click here to log in or create an account. Then, you'll be able to fill out the Round 4 Registration form 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. Totaling $334,000, the 114 AspireIT programs have provided 130,992 hours of instruction to 3,371 girls in 23 states since it started in 2013. At full scale, NCWIT AspireIT is on-track to serve more than 10,000 K-12 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