FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Black Girls CODE to host Build A Webpage In A Day Workshop

April 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Memphis, Tenn- Black Girls CODE announces Build A Webpage In A Day workshop at New Horizons Computer Learning Center for girls ages 10 – 17.

The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host a webpage development workshop on April 18, 2015 at New Horizons Computer Learning Center; 4775 American Way, Memphis, TN 38118. The workshop will focus on learning how to build a webpage.

“We are thrilled to bring our web page development workshop back to Memphis. There is always considerable demand for this workshop, and so we are very happy to show even more girls how fun and easy it is to code,” said Meka Egwuekwe, Core Team Lead.

The workshop will be taught by the Memphis chapter curriculum lead, Karen Farrell-Shikuku, and is sponsored by the generous support of Lokion Interactive. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m., and the event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $35 per child, with limited scholarships available.

Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible.

“I’m excited to host our first workshop of 2015,” said Non-Technical Lead Nicole Harris. “Ensuring girls have the same STEM opportunities afforded to them as as their peers is a key component to the organization.”

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Community Outreach Lead, Tecia Marshall at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org. Volunteer orientation for technical volunteers will be held online at a date soon to be announced. Individuals wishing to volunteer should visit http://bit.ly/BGCMemphisVolunteer to sign up.

About Black Girls CODE:

Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual but connected and engaged chapters dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. Black Girls CODE is committed to changing the face of technology.

The San Francisco based nonprofit introduces girls of color, ages 7-17, to computer programming, mobile app development, robotics and other STEM fields. In 2012 the nonprofit launched in 10 cities nationwide and expanded to South Africa. Voted  as “2012 Most Innovative Nonprofit” by Bank of the West and “Top Social Enterprise Improving the Lives of Women and Girls” by Women Deliver in 2013, the nonprofit continues to expand and empower hundreds of girls worldwide. Learn more about  Black Girls CODE at www.blackgirlscode.com.

For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Meka Egwuekwe, Core Team Lead, at 901-484-4203.

Online Registration: https://bgcmemphiswebpage.eventbrite.com

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