Girls Who Code
What they do
Girls Who Code is building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States. They offer educational opportunities for students and alumni to deepen their computer science skills in addition to their confidence. Their programs create clear pathways for Girls Who Code alumni from middle and high school into the computing workforce. At the same time, Girls Who Code is building a supportive sisterhood of peers and role models who help students and alumni persist and succeed.
How we're helping
Riot has partnered with Girls Who Code since 2017, where we were their official West Coast partner and have also provided Girls Who Code coding books Learn to Code and Change the World for all club members in the greater Los Angeles area.
Riot has also been a sponsor of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program since the summer of 2019 and has hosted a cohort of girls at our LAX headquarters to teach computer science through project-based learning to underserved girls from LA and surrounding areas. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, Riot moved to a 100% virtual model which more than doubled the number of students in previous years. We weren't restrained by physical classroom sizes, which meant we could provide access to girls regardless of their location.