Courtesy of AARP

Cynthia Barnett wants girls to know how to write code, build robots and hack computer programs. Barnett is a lifelong educator from Norwalk, Connecticut. When she retired from her job as a high school administrator, she was upset to see girls losing interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) classes. 

The American Association for Retired Persons says it takes those who are unemployed over age 50 about one year on average to find a new job.  That's almost twice as long as someone under 50.