Girls Go CyberStart

Date Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Girls Go CyberStart program encourages high school girls to explore the exciting career opportunities in the field and join the global cybersecurity community all while learning cybersecurity skills to become the next leaders in the field. More than 800 young women from 88 Virginia high schools participated in the 2019  program. A total of $10,600 in cash prizes and scholarships were awarded to Virginia schools and students. 
 
To be eligible to participate, students must:
  • Identify as female
  • Be at least 13 years old on Dec. 2, 2019
  • Be enrolled in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 at a public or private school (or the homeschool equivalent)
The program is completely free and sign-ups began Dec. 2 on the Girls Go CyberStart website.
 

 

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