Coding, Robotics, and Simple Circuitry Workshops and STEAM 1:1 Mentorship and Tutoring
YWCA Glendale and Pasadena’s TechGYRLS® program seeks to empower young girls in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and to encourage them to pursue careers within these fields. TechGYRLS® is a place to dream, explore new ideas, learn new skills, and be creative through STEAM activities.
YWCA TechGYRLS® is a national program created by YWCA USA in 1997, developed in response to the widening gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Currently, women make up only 24% of California’s STEM workforce. Our TechGYRLS® activities, including coding camps, STEAM career presentations, and robotics workshops all work to inspire girls to take an interest in and pursue STEAM subjects and careers in order to lessen the gap and bring an empowered female presence to the STEAM workforce.
Through our partnership with CaltechY at California Institute of Technology, we are able to match girls in our TechGYRLS® programs with female college students who serve as STEAM mentors. Mentors provide four hours a month of individual tutoring and mentoring to support girls in achieving academic excellence and successfully navigating their personal journeys into the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
Audience: Our coding and robotics camps are tailored toward girls in grades 4-8; however, girls of all ages are eligible to participate.
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This program is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Arts and Culture.