We hope you have started to gather as a team to begin brainstorming, team building, and goal setting. As you continue to work on your project idea, you are free to change from your original plan if you have an idea that is stronger and more efficient.
WEBINAR THIS WEEK!
We will discuss how to get started with your team and review expectations for the year at our first Webinar this Wednesday, November 14th at 3:00m. It will also be recorded and shared with you if you can’t make it or want to listen again. Sign up here.
Can't attend? You can still use the form to ask your questions for the call. We will also have returning Girls Build coordinators at the webinar to share tips and their experience.
COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION WEEK IS DECEMBER 3-9TH!
This is a great community engagement opportunity for all our teams – especially those focused on STEM and Digital Media. Check out these articles - from Code.org; from Leslie Aaronson for ideas about how you can get involved in CS Ed week.
Some ideas include:
Surveys: Girls Build team members can sign up for the newsletters through this survey.
Media Releases: Please send us copies of media release forms from all team members by emailing email@example.com. These were due November 12, 2018.
Looking for Inspiration? Remember we have a ton of helpful materials on our Website including curriculum and inspiration from past teams. The on-site Retreat Packet also include directions to create your website, project plan, and budget – everything you need to turn in to us by December 15, 2018. You know your team best so you can customize and personalize the Retreat packet as you see fit!
Next Webinar: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Community Event Planning Webinar by Fiahna Cabana
Learn how to plan a community event!
Time: 3:15pmPT/ 6:15 ET
Webinar link: join.me/lapromisefund
CHECK OUT THE ADDITIONAL ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
And so it begins! From this point on, you will receive weekly emails with updates about the Girls Build Challenge. These newsletters are meant for Girls Build teams – funded or not – to discuss, share, and use as a resource for your project. Please feel free to share with your networks. Girls Build team members can sign up for the newsletters through this survey. Newsletters can also be accessed on our website (http://www.girls-build.org/newsletters).
Surveys: Please fill out our Girls Build pre-surveys: Survey for students; Survey for Coordinator
Media Releases: You are going to be documenting this challenge with photographs, videos, and interviews of all program participants. In order to facilitate this, we are asking project coordinators to collect signed media release forms from all team members and email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 12, 2018.
On-Site Retreat: We have created an on-site Retreat packet for you to use with your team. We recommend taking a few hours to sit down and really start to plan with your team. The retreat materials also include directions to create your website, project plan, and budget – everything you need to turn in to us by December 15, 2018. You know your team best so you can customize and personalize the Retreat packet as you see fit!
Webinar: Our first webinar will be Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 3:00pm. The topic will be Design Thinking: How to Get Started. We invite you and the team to join. It will also be recorded and shared with you if you can’t make it or want to listen again. Sign up here.
Can't attend? You can still use the form to ask your questions for the call. We will also have returning coordinators share tips and their experience.
Voter Registration Contest: Congratulations to all who participated in our contest. Collectively you registered over 3,000 people to vote from over 20 high schools around Los Angeles County. Stay tuned for our next contest around CS Ed Week!
CHECK OUT THE ADDITIONAL ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The application opens August 15th! Time to gather your team.
Visit www.girls-build.org/application.html to learn more.
Girls Build is going national! Help us spread the word. Girls around the country can accept the Girls Build challenge this fall!
Audience: High School Seniors
Date: October 15, 2018
Description: Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in different categories and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue. Students are then positioned as role models in their community at local ceremonies with an audience of business leaders, elected officials, local organizations and our sponsors.
Eligibility: Be currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2019; Must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale; Must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2019-2020; Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines); If selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense; Be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA.
Register and learn more
Audience: High School Students
Date: July 28th, 7am to 11pm
Description: Hackademia is Southern California’s hackathon by high schoolers, for high schoolers. The aim is to help hundreds of student hackers in the Los Angeles area realize their greatest coding potential in a 16 hour coding competition. We ask all hackers to build the best they can– both hardware and software– within 16 hours.
Register and learn more.
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The GIRLS LEVEL UP: ASK A DEV video series features middle- and high-school girls from around the world with a passion for computers and video games. Your child's questions about the art of video game making could be answered by influential women developers behind popular games ranging from LITTLE BIG PLANET to STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT.
Learn more about GIRLS LEVEL UP here and here
Check out their "Opportunity Calendar" to search for community service projects by date or click on "Opportunity Search" to search for organizations you would like to help.
Click on "Register" to create an account to sign up for community service projects.
Check age requirements if you are under 18 years old and have parents or guardians complete forms if necessary.
Check them out here: www.laworks.com
Get inspired to follow in the footsteps of these 10 amazing Latinas who share a passion for technology. Learn about their journeys, watch how each one of them is succeeding in their technology-related fields and get motivated to create the technologies of the future!
Check them out here: Technolochicas.org
The latest Careers with Code magazine just hit the shelves!
Celebrating diversity, sharing free coding opportunities and telling the stories of everyday people coding their way to amazing careers.
Dive in at CareerswithCode.com
Description: Order these great posters to decorate your classroom and inspire a new generation in computer science! Items include a set of 10 Technolochicas, C4C’s What is your Coding SuperPower, Aspirations in Computing Announcement, and more!