digital mentoring month 2020
Everywhere! (hosted from Stanford, Berkeley, and Michigan)
Given the global health concerns, we decided to cancel our 2020 Code Camp plans for the safety of our students, our mentors, and our broader community. However, we were still as dedicated as ever to empowering girls and having a positive impact, so in lieu of Code Camp, we hosted a “Digital Mentoring Month” throughout April.
40 students joined 11 different small group virtual conference calls with 15 of our GTC college mentors from Stanford, Berkeley, and Michigan. It was a great opportunity to talk directly with a mentor in a more intimate setting and ask them your questions about college life and about what it’s like to be a woman pursuing tech.
One student said that the best thing she got out of the session was "the personal advice we received from mentors that can’t just be looked up on the internet." Another student mentioned, "I liked meeting with other girls my age who were interested in CS as well and learn about themselves and how they approached things in their lives."