High School 2018 Recap

ChickTech: High School is a program created to show high school girls (grades 9 through 12) that tech can be fun and exciting! We’ve created a day of fun and engaging workshops for 100 high school girls in the Fall.

All workshops are hands-on and project-based so that participants come out of each with a sense of accomplishment and a burst of confidence. They remain engaged and learning through follow-up workshops throughout the year.  Our program provides a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, give them positive role models, create connections with other young women from the Chicago suburbs, and create a positive association with technology creation.

“This year, my senior year, I have applied to engineering schools for college. Without having the experience of ChickTech, I wouldn’t have even thought to be interested in technology. Now I want to go to school for it.”

ChickTech: High School Participant


A crucial aspect of our program is finding young women who would not otherwise have thought of themselves as capable of succeeding in a high tech career. Many of you have seen young women not reach their potential in STEM because they thought it was too difficult—or do not have any role models in the field.

Our High School Programs are free to high school girls. We provide supplies and materials needed to create the workshop, laptops to work with, and we coordinate with volunteer instructors around the Chicago Suburbs to lead the workshop. Transportation help and food are provided at all of our events.

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