All girls should be able to learn how to code. And Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit, is doing its part to make that happen.
On Tuesday (January 19 2016), the company told CNNMoney that it will be giving away $1 million in scholarships to high school girls who want to take part in its summer programs.
While the coding and tech classes are free, CEO Reshma Saujani said the additional funds are an attempt to help bridge the opportunity gap. "We found a lot of girls needed to have [some compensation] to replace their summer job or pay for transportation," said Saujani.