At PS Solutions, we believe in the power of technology. Our foundation invests in programs that
specifically encourage young girls to develop an interest in the computer science.

 

 

PS Solutions Foundation

The PS Solutions Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was established in 2012 to encourage young girls
to develop an interest in software engineering. It was created in the hopes these girls would ultimately consider
pursuing careers in computer science and/or computer programming. PS Solutions Foundation partners with educational
providers to explore computer programming at a young age. Helping young girls understand that they have the power to
make a difference in their own lives and the lives of those around them can be a life changing opportunity. When
they are given that foundation, they can help find solutions.

If you are interested in learning more about the PS Solutions Foundation, please email whippo@pssolutions.net

Goals

Get children exposed to computer science early
Show children that computer science is a cool skill to have
Demonstrate how computer science leads to fun and rewarding careers that have an impact on the world

Resources

For At-Home
  • Code.org – Tons of tutorials and resources that students can do right at home.
  • Scratch – Learn to code by dragging and dropping instructions.
  • Code Academy – Follow-along tutorials that get kids coding right away.
For The Classroom
  • Hello, Ruby – Targeted towards the smallest learners, “Hello, Ruby” has lesson plans ready for the classroom.
  • ScratchEd – Find resources for Scratch lessons plans to use with your students.
  • Alice – Similar to Scratch but targeted towards older students, Alice helps visually teach students Computer Science fundamentals.
  • Code.org Hour of Code – If you can find one hour in your classroom time, there’s time to introduce students of all ages to a 60 minute online coding tutorial.
For Administrators

Donate

Donations are accepted through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation. When donating, please specify “PS
Solutions Foundation” as your chosen fund to direct your donation.


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