Our vision for GirlCodeLA (GCLA) this year is to reach as many girls as we possibly can. Sarah Wetzel, our board member, is leading outreach in poverty stricken areas to ensure those girls get computers. We look to get computers in the hands of 50 girls and hope to have at least 35 teens enroll in our coding day camp .
For the past three years, GCLA has been funded by the board, which includes Engage BDR and me. In addition to the self-funding, we have received extreme backing from Dan Fleyshman and his counterparts. It takes individuals like Fleyshman who care about girls expanding their horizons to help us make a difference.
In 2017 we want young girls to know that anything is possible .
Why GCLA is important:
GCLA is important because it gives a voice to the girl who has no resources but dreams of breaking outside the box. We bring in mentors and speakers they would normally only read about. They are able to talk to people who have achieved amazing things and beat the odds.
GCLA restores hope and gives young women the tools needed to make it in this new world of technology.
The benefits for participants :
Participants have the opportunity to learn, understand, and execute a plan while at GCLA. Through our speakers, camps, and galas we plan on helping to educate as well as give our participants the tools to grow. The purpose of the gala is to focus on giving three girls book scholarships for the spring 2018 school year. We hope to expand from book scholarships to college tuition in the near future.