YWCA Fantastic Girltastic Code Company Challenge this weekend

Girls to Design Mobile Apps during YWCA Fantastic Girltastic Code Company Challenge, in partnership with Bryant University and Amica Insurance
 
Smithfield, Rhode Island
 - Girls age 9-12 to design mobile Apps during YWCA Fantastic Girltastic Code Company Challenge, in partnership Bryant University and Amica Insurance on Saturday, April, 2, 2016 at Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield.
 
What is an App Challenge: A fun filled day where middle school girls design a mobile application that addresses an issue they see in their schools or community. Activities include:

-How to think creatively
-Identifying a problem
-Researching existing apps in marketplace and strategizing on new concept or approach
-Creating a prototype of App
-Storyboarding concept
-Presenting concept
-Winners
 
What is The Fantastic Girtastic Code Company:   The Fantastic Girltastic Code Company™ is a program of YWCA Rhode Island that is designed to make computer sciences relevant, cool, hip and exciting in an effort to educate, inspire and equip girls to pursue careers in computer sciences.
The approach includes code instruction, female role models and mentors, connections to colleges and universities, and access to industry leaders.
 
Groups of girls who have preexisting relationships are recruited with one another so they can progress through the program together and reinforce one another’s success and evolution. Peer influence is one of the strongest if not the strongest factors in determining whether girls enter the computer sciences field.
 
Mission of YWCA Rhode Island: YWCA Rhode Island is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in Rhode Island, providing services for over 149 years.
Bryant University: The mission of Bryant University is to educate and inspire students to discover their passion and become innovative leaders with character around the world.
 
Amica Insurance: The mission of Amica Insurance is to mission is to create peace of mind and build enduring relationships.
 
For more details about the program contact YWCA Rhode Island at 401-769-7450.

(release from YWCA)

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