Little Miss Code
Breaking the gender and socio-economic barriers in STEM, one student at a time.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Our programs currently run at Taft community school in Redwood City, CA, Brentwood school in East Palo Alto, CA, and at the Peninsula Bridge Summer Program.
Since Summer 2017, we have been exposing kids to both the creative and technical aspects of computer science and entrepreneurship through hands-on, collaborative capstone projects.
We target third through fifth grade girls in underprivileged, bilingual schools in the Bay Area. We recently expanded to include young boys. Most of the students participating in Little Miss Code are ESL or from immigrant families.
Our programs are designed and run entirely by high-school volunteers.
Even in the heart of the Silicon Valley, the socio-economic and gender imbalance in STEM affect almost all of our communities. Little Miss Code hopes to contribute to tackling the United Nation's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
*See more under Our Vision.
HOW MANY STUDENTS HAVE WE IMPACTED?
Over 200 girls and boys.
Little Miss Code believes that change starts with helping your own community. Even in the heart of the Silicon Valley, the center of the tech world, the gender and socio-economic imbalance in STEM affect almost every school. These injustices are particularly prominent in the underprivileged districts of the Silicon Valley. At Little Miss Code, we believe that diversity is the most valuable asset to any field. Little Miss Code strives to expose girls, and now boys, of all backgrounds to the opportunities that they deserve. The key to breaking the cycle of imbalance is early intervention; Little Miss Code motivates 8 to 11-year-old students to fall in love with the possibility of a future in digital STEM. By 2020, we strive to have impacted hundreds of young pupils all over Silicon Valley.