What is ChickTech: High School?
ChickTech: High School is a free year-long series of hands-on tech workshops, mentoring, and internship connections for 8th- to 12th-grade female, non-binary, and other gender minority students (including transgender youth of any gender presentation or identity).
Register as a student or nominate your students for our nationwide program! Once registered, students get access to a Student Portal where they register for virtual and in-person events. Students can then also join our Discord channel, and will receive email and/or text messages to notify them of announcements and upcoming events.
We offer free, hands-on, fun events for those who don’t feel they belong in STEM.
Many young women and non-binary adults do not reach their potential in tech because they were told it wasn’t for them. Some are led to think it is too difficult; others do not have role models in the field to help encourage and guide them. ChickTech: High School exists to break down the barriers preventing historically-marginalized youth from thriving in STEM.
Our program is designed to be super-inclusive. We encourage all students to tell us about any ways we can reduce or eliminate barriers to joining when they register.
What Students Can Expect:
📬 Monthly hands-on workshops, from video game design to robotics, web development to environmental science
🤗 A supportive Discord community to chat about tech (& beyond!)
👩🏽🔬 Mentorship opportunities with industry professionals working in STEM fields
💬 Panel discussions and talks with a focus on career skills and diversity in tech
❌ NO homework or assignments
❌ NO requirements—students choose when and how they participate
❌ NO cost or fees—joining is 100% free