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Hour of Power: Changing the World Through Coding
Ashley Rappa

Last week, Lincoln participated in Hour of Code, a global movement that challenges participants to get hands on with and gain confidence through coding, with a particular eye on empowering girls and young women in order to close the gender gap in computer science fields.

Last week, Lincoln participated in Hour of Code, a global movement that challenges participants to get hands on with and gain confidence through coding, with a particular eye on empowering girls and young women in order to close the gender gap in computer science fields. Over 180 countries get their students and communities to join in Hour of Code, encouraging creativity and problem-solving skills that prepare students for any future career in any corner of the world.

Lincoln is the only all-girls school in New England to have students in all grade levels participate in the event, which began in 2014 and has made real strides since its inception. According to their website, in the first Hour of Code four years ago, more girls tried computer science than have tried in the last 70 years! 

They note that participation of females in computer science is only 20% of high school courses, university courses, and the workforce. But during the Hour of Code, females make up 50% of all participants. 

From PreK through Grade 12, Lincoln girls are using coding to make a difference in the world.



 

 

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