Start a Club
Boolean Girl Clubs are an after-school program in which girls learn to code and build engineering projects. As a non-profit, Boolean Girl’s mission is to inspire girls to code, build, invent and animate, preparing girls everywhere to explore computer programming and engineering. Our approach is fun and effective, and we’ve used it to teach thousands of girls.
There are two components to managing a club: teaching and facilitating. Teaching is, as the name implies, everything that happens in the classroom in which girls learn to code. Facilitating is everything else that must happen outside the classroom in order for the club to start and sustain itself.
Boolean Girl will teach you how to code and how to teach the class. We provide everything you need to succeed including:
- Curriculum and detailed, age appropriate lesson plans
- A Boolean Box for each club member. What is a Boolean Box? A build-it-yourself computer and engineering kit. Kids can open the kit, assemble their computer, and get started coding. Learn More
- On call support
- Registration pages for your club each semester
- Fee collection.
- Other learning tools.
We want teachers to focus on leading the class so working with the club facilitator we take care of all the administration. Teachers don’t have to find computers, set up the club website, or do anything but learn how to code and teach.
In addition, Boolean Girl provides a stipend each semester of $250.
To make the program successful, we need a parent or teacher to volunteer as a club facilitator. The facilitator acts as a single point of contact and helps with coordination outside the classroom by communicating with the PTA/PTO, school administrators, or the manager of the facility to coordinate securing a room. The facilitator also helps to recruit girls into the club and announces events. The time commitment is typically less than one hour per week.
- Act as a single point of contact for Boolean Girl and the teacher.
- Help inform the school community about the program and act as a liaison to the school and PTA.
- Recruit and direct girls to the registration page for the club
Facilitators receive a $100 stipend. Some teachers choose to manage the club entirely on their own; others choose to work with a facilitator who handles everything outside the classroom. (If a teacher chooses to fulfill both roles, the teacher receives the full stipend of $350.)
No technical expertise is required for teachers, because Boolean Girl will teach them everything they need to know. Our curriculum is accessible for anyone, including teachers without prior coding or technical experience. People with no background in computers learn to teach our classes and do so with great success.
Clubs require a minimum of eight girls and usually meet once per week for ten weeks. Clubs will start in September or October of 2019 and again in January or February of 2020. Boolean Girl will handle the registration of the students online at BooleanGirl.org.
Club curriculum progresses each semester from basic to advanced, so girls can participate in a club semester after semester and year after year.
Once approved, we will run background checks on teachers and facilitators before the club starts.
Check the Frequently Ask Questions for more information
Want to start a second club?
We want to encourage and engage as many girls as possible. To make that happen we want to encourage teachers and facilitators to organize more clubs and to spread the work. If you facilitate a second club, you get an additional $100. The teacher also gets an additional $250 for the second club.
Can't run a second club? Tell a friend about Boolean Girl. If a friend starts a second club, you get $50 and the the friend gets the standard $100 for acting as the facilitator. Spread the word.
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