Girls Go CyberStart was incorporated into the CyberStart America program from 2020, functioning as a girls-only community but with members competing against all CyberStart America players.
Girls need to sign up via the CyberStart America website but can choose to join the Girls Go CyberStart community within the CSA program for additional support and community-specific rewards to play for.
You can expect the same awesome gamified play but with more time, more rewards, and more support, and players can sign up individually.
The key differences from the previous GGCS program are as follows:
- Boys can play too!
- There are more rewards and prizes to play for, with scholarships available through the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation.
- Eligible participants start playing CyberStart straight away, rather than having the “Assess” stage first.
- Students sign up and play as individuals, rather than as part of a club - although clubs are still encouraged for collaboration and support and you can create them with an awesome "Groups" feature!
- Gameplay runs October 27 2021 - April 27 2022.