What makes our program different?
Many young women do not reach their potential in STEM because they thought it was too difficult—or did not have role models in the field. A crucial aspect of our program is finding young women who would not otherwise have thought of themselves as capable of succeeding in a high tech career. We focus on recruiting girls who do not see themselves as technical but who have the aptitude to do very well in technical fields.
By asking educators, parents and friends to hand-select our participants, we are giving our participants a vote of confidence: people who know them and recognize their abilities have nominated them for this exclusive opportunity! Participants can choose to be paired with mentors and have the opportunity to go to regular workshops throughout the year.
We place additional emphasis on recruiting at-risk and low-income participants. Our program is free to participants. Transportation help and food are provided at all of our events; child care stipends are also available if needed.
Questions? Download our FAQs for Educators!