Girl Powered. STEM Driven.


Play Like a Girl offers free year-round education and enrichment opportunities for middle school girls who are historically underrepresented in STEM+ fields. With three camp offerings, a six-week hybrid mentoring program, weekend workshops, and campus clubs, girls at Play Like a Girl have multiple pathways toward a career in STEM+.

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School Break Camps
Structured camps that coincide with scheduled school closures for fall, spring and summer break. Specially designed to help 5th and 6th grade students learn to code and make an impact in their community while being exposed to a wide range of women role models and male allies in STEM+.

  • FREE
  • Grades 5 & 6
  • In-person, Fall, Spring or Summer break
  • One week, 9 AM — 5 PM daily
  • Open to girls in Metro Nashville only

Mentoring Program
Cohorts of 7th and 8th grade girls connect with women professionals for group-based mentorship and career exploration over the course of six weeks. Virtual mentoring sessions occur weekly for 90 minutes and are complemented by in-person activities including makerspace workshops, coding classes, industry field trips and college visits.

  • FREE
  • Grades 7 & 8
  • Hybrid, Year-round (Sep — May)
  • Six weeks, 90-minute group sessions
  • Open to girls nationwide

Play Like a Girl Power Hour
Power Hour is a virtual career exploration and exposure program for the Play Like a Girl community focused on protecting the pipeline during the COVID-19 crisis. Through live virtual events, newsletters and social media content, we will connect and support the Sisterhood as women navigate changes in their college, internship and career plans.

  • FREE
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Virtual, Year-round (Sep — May)
  • 60-minute career chats with Q&A
  • Open to girls nationwide
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Companies give back to the community with site-based, sponsored BBBS partnerships. Companies host a group of Littles from a nearby school at their corporate office. Littles meet in the workplace with an employee Big 2-4 times per month, for an hour, during. BBBS staff manages the program on-site, and Bigs and Littles play games, help with schoolwork, tour the office, and share stories.

Leadership Academy
Immersive leadership training for a select group of rising 9th grade students who commit to eight life-changing months of experiential education, career exploration and mentorship, service learning, outdoor adventure, and team building through both asynchronous and synchronous events.

  • FREE
  • Rising 9th graders
  • Hybrid, Year-round (Sep — May)
  • Weekends, up to 10 hours per month
  • Open to girls in Metro Nashville only

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Are you ready to start a virtual or in-person Club in your community by becoming a Girls Who Code Facilitator? Facilitators are teachers, librarians, parents, and volunteers from any background or field. Many Facilitators have no technical experience and learn to code alongside their Club members.

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New! Start a Corporate Chapter

The Corporate Chapter program offers a unique opportunity to build strong employee engagement and career development programs for women professionals and male allies. Corporate Chapters are self-managed programs piloted at companies across all industries and sectors in targeted communities only.

  • FREE
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Year-round (Sep — May)
  • Up to 10 hours per month
  • Open to corporate groups in Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Huntsville,
  • Los Angeles, Memphis & New Orleans
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See What Our Girls Are Doing!

Check out our Photo Gallery to browse some of the work created in our Programs.

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Here's What Our Girls Are Saying

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Our Impact

Play Like a Girl is on a mission to level the playing field for girls in sport and STEM+.


We’ve educated more than 50,000 girls nationwide through our camps, after school clubs and sports clinics.


Half of the girls we serve come from historically-underrepresented groups.


Our alumni major in computer science, or related fields, at a rate 7 times the U.S. average.