This winter, we offered eight computer science workshops at Bret Harte Elementary school! The courses we offered include:
See our gallery for photos and videos from our workshops!
From Charlie Bright, Principal at Bret Harte Elementary School:
"I still get upset as I think about my transition from elementary school to high school. I graduated from a Chicago Public School that was very similar to Bret Harte in regards to race and income. As I compared by elementary school experience to others, I realized that other students were exposed to so much more. Now as principal, I am always seeking to offer the very best to my students.
Introducing our middle-school girls to the world of coding is something that I fully support. There are so many tech careers out there, and African-American girls are underrepresented in this field. Exposure at an early stage can make the difference. In addition to the introducing our girls to coding, CompileHer will also develop our students' critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. I am also looking forward to longer-term connections with CompileHer. I love that they take the girls on field trips to tech companies and have special 'design days'."