Girls Who Code, a leading national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology, offers a free Summer Immersion Program to 10th and 11th grade girls in New Jersey. The application opens in mid-January. The first priority round closes in mid-February and the second round closes in mid-March. No computer science experience is required. The free seven-week, full time non-residential program offers up to a $1,000 stipend for eligible girls. The program takes place at companies in Raritan, Jersey City, Hoboken and Newark. For more information or to apply, visit or contact Eve Balick at

Girls Who Code also offers free after-school Clubs for students in grades 3-12, with more than 250 Clubs in NJ! The Clubs can be hosted at libraries, schools and non-profits. Girls Who Code offers a free online curriculum and the Club members work together on a project to impact their communities. No CS experience is required to run a Club. Girls Who Code also offers $300 grants to Clubs and free t shirts for members. To start a Club, submit the online application at