Girls Who Code empowers young women

Members of Girls Who Code demonstrate their skills at the National Governors Association summer meeting in Providence, Friday, July 14, 2017. (WJAR)

Members of the group known as Girls Who Code were hard at work Friday at the National Governors Association summer meeting.

Women's rights, bullying and education are some of the issues they're tackling. They're looking to make a difference in the world.

"Seventy-five percent of high school girls want to change the world. So when they learn to code, they want to do something about bullying, homelessness, find the cure to cancer. They are constantly thinking about their community and the world and how to use coding to make it a little bit better," founder and CEO Reshma Saujani said.

The nonprofit Girls Who Code started in 2012. It's now represented in all 50 states.

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