No. The majority of Club Facilitators lead the Club themselves or find a volunteer with resources/support provided by GWC. We can try to find a Facilitator for you, but can't guarantee it.
Girls Who Code Clubs are led by Facilitators, who can be teachers, computer scientists, librarians, parents, or volunteers from any background or field. Many Facilitators have NO technical experience and learn to code alongside their Club members. That’s why we use the term “Facilitator” instead of “teacher.” Our Club Facilitators guide Club girls through the curriculum and learn alongside them.
The minimum requirements to be a Club Facilitator are:
- Be 18+ years of age
- Ability to pass a background check
- Commit 3-4 volunteer hours per week, including travel and prep time.
- Be comfortable learning alongside Club girls as they explore the foundational computer science concepts of variables, loops, conditionals and functions. Our curriculum is designed so that anyone can facilitate a Club; no computer science experience is needed! In fact, many Facilitators have NO technical background.
- Have a passion for Girls Who Code’s mission to close the gender gap in technology and the ability to foster community within your Girls Who Code Club.
If you need help finding a facilitator, please email us at Clubs@girlswhocode.com.