TechGirlz Contributes to 21st Annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” at Philadelphia’s Comcast Center on Thursday, April 24th.
April 23, 2014 (Philadelphia) – TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to be future technology leaders, will provide learning materials to Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company, for their 21st annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”, taking place this Thursday, April 24 at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia, PA.
With more than 37 million youth and adults participating at over 3.5 million workplaces each year, “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” is designed to show children between the ages of 8 – 14 the value of education and help them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life.
“We share the same belief as the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation that children are empowered by hands-on opportunities that allow for them to creatively envision their future within the business world,” said Tracey Welson-Rossman, founder of TechGirlz and chief marketing officer at Chariot Solutions. “Immersive days such as this stimulate creativity and help inspire our nation’s youth to become future leaders and innovators.”
Designed as more than just a “career day,” the “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” program goes beyond the average “shadowing” of an adult. Each year, the program features new interactive activities and partnerships that assist showing boys and girls endless possibilities for their future.
Tracey continued, “We are thrilled that Comcast has chosen us to contribute to their event this year and we look forward to teaching children through our TechShopz In A Box workshop that technology does not necessarily equate to a ‘boring computer job,’ rather it transcends the cubicle into nearly every field imaginable.”
Children participating in this year’s event at the Comcast Center will have the chance to participate in two exciting TechGirlz TechShopz programs:
- Little Bits – Littlebits is a system of electronic modules that snap together with magnets. They are designed to break the boundaries between the products we consume and the things we make, and to make everyone into an inventor. Learners make their own electronic “appliances” using LittleBits.
- Gaming with Unity 3D – Students will learn about the history of video games and then build their own game using Unity 3D software. Knowledge of this technology is required.
TechGirlz (www.TechGirlz.org) is here to inspire young women to shatter the statistics. Our aim is to help adolescent girls understand that a future in technology does not necessarily equate to “a boring computer job,” but instead transcends the cubicle into nearly every field imaginable. By encouraging women to participate in science and technology today, as well as providing a solid foundation of peers, mentors and positive role models, we hope to spark innovation, exhilaration and motivation in young women to become tomorrow’s tech leaders.