CHICAGO, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Codeverse, the world's first fully interactive coding studio for kids ages 6-12, will host a girls-only coding workshop, exclusive to Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. The workshop will take place at Codeverse's flagship studio at 819 W. Eastman Street in Lincoln Park on Friday, September 8.
During the workshop, Girl Scouts will learn how to build an app or game in a fun, hands-on environment. Girl Scouts can interact with high-tech gadgets featured within the studio, including movable color-changing spotlights, 3D printers, robot arms, drones, and more.
"We're delighted to partner with Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to bring the vital skill of coding to their members. It is imperative in our digital age to get young girls excited about STEM, and equip them with the technical skills needed for success," says Codeverse co-founder, Katy Lynch.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women make up less than 25 percent of the STEM workforce in the U.S. Increasing girls' interest in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering is an important effort of the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, whose mission is to 'build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.'
"We're committed to encouraging girls to develop the problem-solving skills that will empower them to tackle challenges in their communities, classrooms, careers and beyond," said Rose Coughlen, manager of STEAM programs for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. "We're excited to partner with Codeverse and help girls learn more about coding in an interactive space."
The event on September 8 is $49 per Girl Scout, and is open to all 'Brownies' and 'Juniors.' A custom patch will be given exclusively to all Girl Scouts who complete the 75-minute workshop.
Register for the workshop here. Registration closes on August 20, 2017.
Codeverse is a fully-interactive coding school for children ages 6-12 with a mission to teach one billion children to code. Its first studio location opens in Lincoln Park in July. For more information, visit www.codeverse.com
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Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana impacts the lives of more than 52,000 girls. They serve 245 communities throughout the region as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. For more information, visit www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org
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