This year, Black Girls CODE teamed up with Verizon HopeLine and Break the Cycle for its first ever hackathon series under the theme “Love Is Respect.” The hackathon challenged young girls to develop mobile apps and websites aimed at educating young people about identifying and cultivating healthy relationships. The series kicked off in Brooklyn, NY at the New York University Polytechnic Institute.
Black Girls CODE prepares young girls in underrepresented communities for careers in STEM fields by providing lessons in programming and computer coding.
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