YWCA TechGYRLS

YWCA TechGYRLS's goal is to broaden girls' knowledge and interests and to help them develop the confidence to use technology tools in whatever profession they pursue. The program raises girls' interest, confidence and competence in the crucial area of technology, while helping them develop critical thinking and problem solving skills Through community service and leadership projects, girls learn to use technology in ways that are both motivating and compelling to them. YWCA TechGYRLS offers a safe, girls-only environment for exploration and learning for underserved girls ages 9-13 in diverse communities. YWCA TechGYRLS® is a YWCA of the USA hallmark program developed in 1997 in response to the widening gender gap in exposure to and interest in technology for girls. Studies show that while girls and boys have the same aptitude for technology and sciences, by middle school participation rates for girls in technology subjects begin to drop and continue to decline through high school. This is especially true for girls in low income, underserved communities.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Jen
Last Name: 
Saviano
Title: 
TechGYRLS Coordinator/Youth Development Specialist
Location: 
1425 Tri State Prkwy, Suite 180
Gurnee, IL 60031
United States
Fax: 847-855-0329
Program Details
Year Established: 
1997
Affiliation: 
YWCA
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Girls served annually: 
350
Boys served annually: 
0
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Location: 
1425 Tri State Prkwy, Suite 180
United States
Slug: 
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