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February Focus: Gender Equality

February Focus:
Gender Equality

Every step taken by our users this month will go towards giving support to Black Girls CODE

UN Sustainable Development Goal #5:
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

UN Sustainable Development Goal #5:
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

In 2021, we are focusing on 5 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals—no poverty, good health, quality education, gender equality, and climate action. As a part of our commitment to gender equality, we are proud to announce our partnership with Black Girls CODE.

Our vision at Xplora is to enable children around the world to experience how their everyday activities can make a positive change to the world, and Black Girls CODE is an organization doing just that. Every step taken by our users in February 2021 will go towards giving unlimited access to Black Girls CODE programming, including in-person and virtual workshops and enrichment activities in 2021.

5 BILLION STEPS = 5 SPONSORSHIPS

5 BILLION STEPS
=
5 SPONSORSHIPS

7,440,564,915 / 5,000,000,000 steps

One sponsorship
Two sponsorships
Three sponsorships
Four sponsorships
Five sponsorships

How it works

Who?
5 girls of color ages 7-17, who have applied for the Black Girls CODE program.

What?
Unlimited access to Black Girls CODE classes/events in 2021, where they will learn computer coding and programming skills.

Why?
Empower young women of color to learn valuable coding skills and to become entrepreneurs and leaders in the tech industry, connect your steps to a good cause.

Where?
US

When?
2021

Why Black Girls CODE?

Black Girls CODE is a non-profit organization on a mission to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their futures through exposure to computer science and technology. They are working to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020 and to train 1 million girls by 2040.

Black Girls CODE hosts workshops, career panels, coding events, etc throughout the calendar year from January through December. Events include STEM career panels, industry field trips, mentoring activities, and special coding events such as hackathons, tech days, etc. Additionally, the girls will have access to Black Girls CODE summer camp (in-person or virtual). Summer camp focuses on web development, robotics, mobile app development, and other technical topics per our curriculum design. Workshops and enrichments are hands-on and project-based which allows the girls to learn in a focused and engaging environment.