AspireIT: Peer-led Computing Education

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NCWIT AspireIT is designed to teach K-12 girls programming fundamentals and computational thinking in fun, creative, and hands-on environments. AspireIT participants are ultimately encouraged to contribute their unique perspectives and ideas to future innovations, and its impact is undeniable:

  • Since 2013, nearly 13,000 girls have received nearly 380,000 instruction hours through more than 600 AspireIT programs in 43 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico — many of whom did not have prior computing experience.

  • And, 75 percent of participants express interest in taking a future computing class.


Who Can Get Involved with NCWIT AspireIT

NCWIT AspireIT Programs Are Created by Leaders Who Work With Partner Organizations

  • Are you a woman in high school or college with computing interests? Become an AspireIT Leader. (Find details on the AspireIT Leader webpage.)

  • Are you a professional looking to facilitate computing programs at the local level? Become an AspireIT Partner Organization. (Find details on the AspireIT Partner Organization webpage.)

NCWIT AspireIT Is Among Many Available Computing Opportunities

Are you a parent looking for reasons and resources to spark or further girls’ interests in computing?

  • LaptopNCWIT AspireIT programs are available in many cities across the country. (View the Program Directory to find one near you.)

  • NCWIT offers numerous talking points and activities to get you started. (View a curated list on the Reasons and Resources webpage.)