The Daily Show Supports Black Girls CODE
Founded on the pillars of empowerment and education, Black Girls CODE is dedicated to leveling the playing field for girls of color in STEM. Through our tech education-focused programming and initiatives—designed for girls and young women between the ages of 7 to 17—we aim to inspire youth to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures.
Black Girls CODE started in San Francisco with 8 girls sharing 6 computers learning how to write lines of code, and since our inception, we have served over 30,000 students through 15 chapters across the United States and South Africa. Our goal is to train 1 million girls by 2040.
At Black Girls CODE, we are on a mission to change the narrative surrounding racial and gender diversity in STEM and create safe spaces where Black girls can see themselves reflected in tech innovation. We strive to empower our girls to go from consumers to creators, and use technology as an avenue to be agents of change.