Ann Richards
School Foundation

Ann Richards
School Foundation

Computer Science Curriculum Aims to Increase Girls’ Pursuit of Technology Careers

Technology is integral to our daily life. While people of color are the fastest growing users, representing 40 percent of all users, African American and Latinx women are under-represented in technology career fields.

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (ARS), an all-girl, college-preparatory public school, is committed to empowering young women to pursue careers where women and people of color are traditionally under-represented.

ARS will partner with Hello World, a leading and innovative training program, to assist its efforts in incorporating a computer science curriculum. All Points North Foundation’s grant will help students build a foundation in computer science that will continue to amplify their science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, while building soft skills in creativity, critical thinking and communication.

Students will participate in project-based computer science coursework and complete hands-on projects to deepen their STEM and computer science literacy. Selected middle-school STEM teachers will receive training to prepare them to teach the latest in technology and computer science.

With ARS prioritizing innovation and learning for the demands of the future, computer science education is a natural addition its unique and innovative curriculum that will not only improve middle-school education at ARS, but also serve as a model for other schools.

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