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Girls don’t like science.

Girls don’t code.

Girls don’t build computer apps.

In fields dominated by white and Asian men, women and young girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) might believe those stereotypes which ultimately lead them to other interests.

Combine this with limited access in underrepresented communities, it’s an even tougher feat for girls and women of color to participate in STEM but there are organizations out there breaking down this technology barrier.

One of those organizations is Black Girls CODE.

Black Girls CODE was launched back in 2011 by Kimberly Bryant, in an effort “to provide  young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.”

Now four years later, the organization is doing just that. Partnering with techies across the country, Black Girls CODE reaches underprivileged girls through after school programs and workshops.

Their vision:

To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.

The organization is making waves in the world of technology but they are fighting an uphill battle and need your support to continue their good work.

You never know, the next Mark Zuckerberg might come out of Black Girls CODE.

To donate to the organization, visit here.

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