FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 06/27/2022
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RALEIGH, N.C. – During the week of June 27, Shaw University will host a four-day camp on campus titled “Girls Can C2,” which stands for Girls Can Code and Create – a reference to STEM-focused instruction in computer programming. Girls Can C2 is a free, community-based technology program for girls ages 6-12 years old that meets each day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The purpose of the introductory program is to build confidence and interest in young females to close the gender gap in digital technology. At the end of the 4-day program, participants will be able to code and use Apple digital tools to design. The Shaw University Girls Can C2 camp is sponsored by a grant from Apple.
Dr. Lynette Wood, Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies, said, “This training and mentorship program gives young girls the courage and support they’ll need to believe in themselves to pursue their place in the world of technology and science.”
The class of 20 for this year’s camp is already at maximum capacity. Individuals interested in learning more about the camp and how to involve their future coders can reach out to the co-directors of the program – Dr. Betty Liverman and Dr. Alecia Anderton-Georgie – via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request additional information or details about upcoming camp schedules and the registration process.
Dr. Paulette Dillard, President of Shaw University, said, “Girls Can C2 is an exemplary model for providing instruction, building skills, and instilling the confidence early-on that young girls need to gravitate toward the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). We appreciate the support from our corporate partner Apple and thank the Girls Can Code & Create program directors for making this opportunity possible in our community.” Shaw University, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the first historically Black institution of higher education founded in North Carolina and is among the oldest in the nation. The University was founded in 1865 by Henry Martin Tupper. Dr. Paulette Dillard currently serves as the University’s 18th President. For more information, visit: www.shawu.edu.