YWCA Metropolitan Chicago - TechGYRLS

TechGYRLS is a youth empowerment program designed to raise girls' interest, confidence and self-efficacy in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The TechGYRLS program will help young girls develop the usage of technological tools, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in any profession they pursue. The program offers students a safe, supportive, girls-only environment for exploration and learning using curriculum comprised of design, animation, programming and robotics.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
David
Last Name: 
Lane
Title: 
Instructor
Location: 
6608 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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Program Details
Year Established: 
2014
Affiliation: 
YWCA
Affiliation: 
National Afterschool Association
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Robotics
Program Focus: 
Coding/Programming
Program Focus: 
Arts
Program Focus: 
Digital Media Production
Program Focus: 
Earth and Environmental Science
Program Focus: 
Invention Education
Program Focus: 
Making/DIY
Program Focus: 
Space Science/Aerospace/Rocketry
Program Focus: 
Entrepreneurship
Girls served annually: 
1248
Boys served annually: 
0
Slug: 
ywca-metropolitan-chicago--techgyrls
Needed Resources/Activities
equipment donations
funding/sponsorship
girls interested in STEM
mentoring
volunteers
STEM curriculum/activities
Available Resources/Activities
facilities/physical space
girls interested in STEM
Populations Served
at-risk
diversity focus
elementary
low income
middle/junior
rural
urban
high achieving/gifted
Collaboration Interests
curriculum development
joint event planning
providing in-kind support
sharing resources
sponsorship
working with higher education
working with informal organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with similar organizations
outreach/community events
advocacy
Service Delivery Format
clubs
museums
special events
summer offerings
drop-in programming
field trips
afterschool programs