Norfolk Rotary’s satellite club has taken the initiative to bring Girls Who Code to the youth of the Norview community and surrounding area. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit formed in 2012 by Reshma Saujani to increase the number of women in computer science. The mission is clear: to close the gender gap in tech and change the image with associated with programming and IT through education and empowerment.  Since then, Girls Who Code has impacted 185,000 girls directly and more than a million indirectly through initiates in schools and communities that bring STEM opportunities to the underrepresented groups of the next generation. The program aims to teach girls, from 3rd grade through high school, vital skills in programming, leadership, and teamwork. 
 
The Satellite club has secured a location at the Norview Community Center and are in the process of finalizing paperwork with Girls Who Code so we can begin enrolling students. They aim to be operational by September and seek to serve at least 24 girls this upcoming school year and ensure the future of tech is inclusive and accessible to all.