Google has announced that it will provide up to $50 million for organizations that can help encourage more girls to take an interest in computer science at an early age.
Revealed as part of its newly launched Made with Code initiative, the cash will be used for things like “rewarding teachers who support girls who take CS courses on Codecademy orKhan Academy,” Susan Wojcicki said in a blog post today.
Other aspects of the Made with Code scheme – which is also backed by other organizations like Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA, MIT Media Lab and the National Center for Women & Information Technology, among others – include Blockly-based projects, like making a 3D printed bracelet, learning to create GIFs and “building beats” for a music track.
Google has put together a standalone site for the initiative too, so if you want to get involved you can head across there now.
➤ Things you love are Made with Code [Google]
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