SONAC: Sisterhood of Native American Coders is a non-profit that creates access and exposure to the field of computer science (CS) to address the disparities in opportunities to learn for underrepresented Native American girls.
The mission of SONAC is to inspire the next generation of young female innovators to pursue careers in STEM by engaging them at an early age (9-12 yrs.) when interest levels can falter so to create and foster a lifelong passion for STEM.
The goals of SONAC are to:
- Close the gender gap of women in STEM careers;
- Provide engaging STEM education and activities for Native American girls
- Form a community of girls – led by a peer – who can support each other throughout their academic, internship, and occupational endeavors.