Teen Girls At Homeless Shelter Learn To Code, Work Toward Bright Futures

By Kimberly Yam, Huffington Post

One nonprofit is taking great strides to secure a bright future for homeless teen girls. “Brookview House, a nonprofit that provides housing to homeless women and children as well as other special programs, is also home to a coding club for teen girls called ‘Girls Who Code.’ …Brookview House executive director Deborah Hughes told The Huffington Post in an email that the club isn’t just about helping the teens learn a cool, new skill — it’s also about helping them prepare for the future. ‘Our purpose is to help them increase their self-esteem and confidence and to prevent future homelessness,’ Hughes said. ‘It is our hope that this confidence will propel them on to a track that leads to college.'”

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