YWCA Green Bay -De PereTechGYRLS

TechGYRLS is an after school program for middle school girls that nurtures an existing interest in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and math). A curriculum using mathematics, programming and graphic design encourages girls to explore and develop budding technical curiosity and envision a broad range of possibilities for their futures. Goals of TechGYRLS:

* To provide a safe, girls-only environment where, with support from women mentors, girls feel comfortable taking risks and opening up to new learning opportunities;

* To expose girls to successful women leaders with whom they can identify;

* To introduce girls to the mission of the YWCA through technology projects that focus on community and racial justice issues and on envisioning solutions to those issues;

* To empower girls through opportunities for active participation in group and individual decision making and planning;

* To provide girls with technology tools and life skills they need to become successful leaders in whatever careers they choose;

* Develop the confidence to use and understand technology and discover links between engineering, science and math;

* Increase the number of girls who pursue careers in technology and engineering.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Jennifer
Last Name: 
Dieter
Title: 
Development Director
Location: 
230 S Madison St
Green Bay, WI 54301
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2009
Affiliation: 
YWCA
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Girls served annually: 
52
Boys served annually: 
0
Organization Info
Location: 
230 S Madison St
United States
Slug: 
ywca-green-bay-de-peretechgyrls
Collaboration Interests
working with K-12 schools
sponsorship
sharing resources
providing in-kind support
Needed Resources/Activities
volunteers
mentoring
job shadowing
girls interested in STEM
funding/sponsorship
computer technology support
computer access
Populations Served
middle/junior
low income
at-risk
Available Resources/Activities
girls interested in STEM