Although her accessories and clothes may not be fully relevant to kids in 2020, American Girl hopes that Courtney and her story will still foster meaningful connections with the youth of today.
According to a press release, Courtney “is a total ’80s girl whose big, bright and bold ideas inspire today’s girls to find their inner hero to accomplish great things. Growing up in 1986, Courtney’s story reflects the pop culture of the decade from sky-high hair, neon-colored fashions, music television, and video gaming to major historical moments surrounding women in government and space exploration, as well as larger cultural shifts around blended families and emerging technology.”
Even though Courtney is from the ’80s, American Girl is partnering with Girls Who Code a nonprofit that is “on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does” to inspire today’s girls.
Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl, said: “Courtney’s story illustrates how to create positive change by standing up to fear, finding strength in every challenge, and developing empathy for othersqualities that are timeless and more important than ever. And to further our mission to help build girls of strong character and confidence, we’re partnering with Girls Who Code to help change the game when it comes to influencing female leadership in the fields of computer science and technology.
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