Summer Program 2023 Opportunities for Libraries | Compendium

Girls Who Code and the Urban Libraries Council announced two opportunities for libraries for Summer 2023.

Girls Who Code’s Free Summer Programs

Level up by becoming a coder this summer with Girls Who Code! Choose your own adventure through our two free virtual programs and get the skills, network, and lifelong college and career support you need to change the world. All high school girls and non-binary students are welcome to apply!

  • In our 2-week Summer Immersion Program for current 9th-11th graders, you’ll learn how to get creative with game design in live virtual classrooms led by industry-leading companies like Metlife, Bank of America, and Accenture. By the end of the program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of game design, UX, the iterative design process, and more, as you build out a suite of short games using the p5.js library for JavaScript. You can even apply for laptop and hotspot access and grants of up to $300 for financial support!
  • In our 6-week Self-Paced Program for current 9th-12th graders, you’ll learn to code through independent study and real-world projects. By the end of the program, you’ll earn beginner-level certificates of completion in HTML, CSS, or JavaScript for web development or intermediate-level certificates of completion in Python for Cybersecurity or Data Science.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of a sisterhood that supports you for life! Both programs introduce you to inspiring industry professionals and unlock lifelong college and career support. For more information on our virtual Summer Programs, check out the website or attend a webinar.

Head to to apply by February 15 for priority consideration or March 24th for the final application deadline.

Summer Learning Boot Camp #2: Working with Middle School Students

Understanding the developmental stage of middle schoolers is crucial to developing engaging summer programming. This webinar will present an overview of what you need to know about working with early adolescents, including a showcase of successful examples. Brodrick Clarke, Vice President of Programs and Systems Quality at the National Summer Learning Association, will be joined by library leaders who are working creatively with middle schoolers.

Register now for the session on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. ET.

Questions can be sent to Corri Hines, School Age Services Advisor, Bureau of Library Development, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.