The YWCA TechGYRLS® seeks to empower young girls in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and to encourage them to pursue careers within these fields, particularly for underrepresented girls.
The YWCA TechGYRLS® program was developed in response to the widening gender gap in exposure to an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It is a national program created by the YWCA of the USA in 1997..
Studies show that only 18% of people who earned undergraduate engineering degrees in 2010 were female, and that by the time girls reach middle school their participation in STEM subjects begin to drop and continues to decline through high school. Only 25% of people in the STEM fields are women, yet they earn 33% more than women in non-STEM careers.TechGYRLS® creates a pipeline of success for its youth. It provides a safe, boys-free environment for girls to explore their interests and let go of misconceptions. Overall, the program builds strong leaders that can create social change within our community.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN TechGYRLS®?
Camp is designed for girls ages 9-14 years of age to interact in FUN and EXCITING S.T.E.M. EXPERIENCE!
WHEN AND WHERE?
TechGYRLS® is held during summer at the YWCA Houston Office located at 6309 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Houston, Texas 77021. Additional locations to be identified based on need.
JOIN US ON OUR MISSION!
Contact Rhonda James, at (713) 640-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register for our upcoming camp dates.
Donate or Sponsor
Each year, we always have campers eager to participate; however, may face economic restrictions. Consider sponsoring a scholarship today! Donate Here
Science and Math teachers, engineers, tech professionals, and anyone with a love and passion for STEM, we need you to donate your time and talents to create the best STEM experience for our girls! Please consider volunteering to speak or host an interactive class during our camp. Volunteer Here
If you are interested in touring, volunteering, or making a donation, please contact Brittany Briscoe, Volunteer Coordinator at (713) 640-6823 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Thanks to our donors and sponsors!