TechShopz in a Box
Lead your own Techshop!
In 2010, TechGirlz started with a singular vision: to change the way middle school girls think about technology through free, hands-on workshops. The workshops caught on quickly – within a year, our events were getting booked solid, with waitlists reaching two, sometimes three, times the amount of seats available. We needed more instructors willing to teach our girls.
So we decided to open source our workshop plans, documents, and procedures, calling these free materials TechShopz in a Box™. This allowed anyone, anywhere to run our workshops. As a result of this effort, the number of girls we’ve reached has more than tripled – and with your help, we can make that number grow.
We have plenty of resources available from free lesson plans, a PlayBook, and staff support to get your workshop going. With the use of our materials, all you need to do is show up and teach!
Hear From Volunteers
Check out some of our volunteers’ experiences with teaching girls technology by reading their TechShop Recaps. Their stories depict how rewarding volunteering with TechGirlz is and why anyone should try and can teach a TechShop in their own community.
Want to share your experience volunteering with TechGirlz? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.