To kick off the season of giving, we’re teaming up with Girl Develop It with hopes of expanding web development opportunities for women, in and around Baltimore.
Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is an initiative to encourage philanthropic acts of charity and kindness, reminding us about giving back to those people and communities in need. It is a celebration of generosity and amplifies all of the charitable giving that often occurs at the end of each year.
This year, we’ve set a fundraising goal of $6,000 to extend the reach of The Betamore Academy. Funds raised will go towards scholarships for Girl Develop It students to enroll in a Betamore Academy course — an 8-10 week intensive web development program with career outcomes in mind (cost: $3,000-$3,400).
“Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development. Through in-person classes and community support, Girl Develop It helps women of diverse backgrounds achieve their technology goals and build confidence in their careers and their every day lives.”
This scholarship will enable a Girl Develop It student to receive an intensive, long form web development experience. This extends beyond individual workshops, and ties together a deep, structured program of content with employer-focused support.
Additionally, Betamore will match every dollar raised, with the goal of offering full scholarships to 4 GDI students.
We hope you will join us in making technology education more accessible for women.