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A Look into the Future for Our TechGirlz Summer Camp Attendees

June 27, 2017

This year’s TechGirlz Summer Camp is right around the corner! In four years prior (2013-2016) we surveyed the 108 summer camp attendees (girls ages 12 to 15). We asked them what they wanted to be when they grew up, took their responses and grouped them into the top 10 responses. As you see on the graph, a good number of students are interested in technology! We, at TechGirlz, are glad we can help middle school girls explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers through our Summer Camp and free Techshopz offered nationally! Want to help us inspire…

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Our Very Own Amy Cliett and Danica Pascavage Talk All Things TechGirlz on the Podcast “In the Know with David Oh!”

June 20, 2017

On May 23, 2017, Councilman David Oh spoke with TechGirlz National Outreach Manager, Amy Cliett and TechGirlz Outreach Coordinator for the Philadelphia Area, Danica Pascavage. They talked all about the exciting, upcoming events/TechShopz and our big expansion into Chicago! The full podcast was originally published on the WWDB-AM Talk 860 website. Listen to the podcast here

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AWeber and Souderton High School Team Up to Run a TechGirlz Workshop

June 13, 2017

Hope Bear, the Director of Human Resources for AWeber, posted about how AWeber is empowering kids to pursue STEM by using TechGirlz’s free TechShopz in a Box material! The article talks about how AWeber was able to get High School Students involved to mentor middle school aged students in tech and how the big day went, developing mobile apps. The full article was originally published on the AWeber website. As we thought about ways to educate students and introduce them to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, we realized we also wanted a program that could be repeated…

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Chicago’s Got a New STEM Resource: TechGirlz

June 6, 2017

Michelle Lange, a writer and designer living in Chicago, talks about how middle school aged girls can learn about app development and infographics as TechGirlz launches in Chicago! She talks about how workshops are going so far and upcoming workshops being held in Chicago this summer. The full article was originally published in Inspiring Success - A blog from Creating IT Futures. TechShopz teach a basic tech curriculum and act as a safe space where girls in 6th to 9th grade can ask questions and focus on the technology they’re learning. In May, TechGirlz expanded to Chicago and celebrated with…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Clare Durepos

May 23, 2017

Written by volunteer Clare Durepos My background is “non-technical”: I double-majored in art history and photography and spent five years after college working in sales for an energy company. In 2015, I began looking for meaningful ways to get involved in my local community. I researched different nonprofit organizations based in Philly and discovered TechGirlz. The TechGirlz mission is “Empowering girls to be future technology leaders”, and I was compelled to volunteer with TechGirlz after observing that its founder Tracey Welson-Rossman and the staff I interacted with, Sarah Johnson and Karen Stellabotte, were leading fun educational programs for middle school…

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