‘Girls Who Code’ returning in March

PIQUA — The third round of “Girls Who Code,” a 10-class session for girls in grades 6-12, will return from 6-7 p.m. Mondays, beginning March 4, at the YWCA Piqua.

Taught by Beth Royer-DeLong and Ariel Maloney, “Girls Who Code” is aimed at keeping girls interested science and technology while also boosting their confidence toward learning coding.

The number of women going into the computer science area has dropped in the last few years according to Royer-DeLong, YWCA program director. “I’d like these girls to see that they can be successful in this field by seeing women in the programs now and giving the girls some experiences that will let them see they can do it too,” she said.

Participants must bring their own laptop with WiFi capability for the class, which is free and does not require students to be YWCA members.

The club will help girls work together to design and code projects and activities such as game design, websites, storytelling and other things of interest to class participants.

“Our intent is to give the participants an opportunity to work together to design and code prototypes and products that address the issues they care about and are interested in,” Maloney said.

For more information or to register for the class, stop at the YWCA at 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626.

Class open to girls in grades 6-12