Code Girls United, which offers hands-on experience in coding, technology and business, expands free online program for young girls
To date, no girl in Montana has ever taken the AP Computer Science test, according to Code Girls United (CGU). The nonprofit aims to change that. Starting the week of Oct. 4, the nonprofit organization, which provides girls opportunities to work with technology, will offer a free coding program for girls in grades 4-8 on Mondays or Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. The yearlong course will teach computer science (CS) as well as competitive analysis concepts. The online curriculum will follow other in-person CGU classrooms in the valley. Pandemic-related closures in the Flathead prompted a shift to virtual in 2020. The format’s unexpected success signaled statewide possibilities, and now girls east and west of the Continental Divide can learn how to code.