CHS Soph Wins Grant for Girls Who Code at Myers Elementary
CHS sophomore Rheva Wolf earned a $250 Heartwarming Projects (HWP) Action Grant from Hershey to put toward the Myers Elementary chapter of Girls Who Code. With the grant, MES Girls Who Code, and their high school mentors, including Wolf, are leaning toward purchasing computer science or STEM equipment.
Launched in 2019, HWP Action Grants support young people advancing inclusion, empathy, kindness and connection in their schools and communities. Through the HWP, Hershey supports programs for children and teens with social-emotional, learning-based approaches that improve mental wellbeing and prepare them for success in the workplace. The program received more than 1,000 applications in 2020 and awarded 500 grants to youth making a difference.
Girls Who Code is an international non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. With its summer immersion programs, after school clubs, and College Loops program, Girls Who Code is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Girls Who Code has reached 300,000 girls around the world. To join the movement or learn more, visit girlswhocode.com.