ChickTech: High School
ChickTech: High School is a year-long series of opportunities for a cohort of 100 high school students in each city, including mentoring and hands-on workshops.
We’ve found that too many high school girls and young womxn have never been provided with the opportunity to create technology projects…and that given the chance, what they create is amazing! ChickTech: High School broadens the tech pipeline by finding high school students with untapped tech potential and providing them with workshops, mentoring, and other opportunities to get more engaged with the tech industry.
35% of rural Americans have no access to broadband, compared to 3% in urban areas. This digital divide not only affects the ability of rural Americans to use technology – it also affects their ability to create it.
We believe students of all marginalized genders (female-identifying, transgender, non-binary, and gender-non conforming youth) deserve a chance to experience the excitement of creating a robot, website, or 3D printed item! Through workshops, After-School Clubs, and School Kits, ChickTech’s rural initiatives provide students and teachers from across the country with national community support, resources and materials, and a network of partnerships to help young womxn excel in and out of the classroom on their path to a technology career.
 The digital divide between rural and urban America’s access to internet, CBS News, 4 Aug., 2017