YWCA Greater Green Bay

TechGYRLS


 


The YWCA TechGYRLS® seeks to empower young girls in the areas of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) and to encourage them to pursue careers within these fields, particularly for underrepresented girls. Our free programs will be offered in partnering schools and on-site at the YWCA. 

TechGYRLS® has some exciting changes coming to life. TechGYRLS®: Running on STEAM will expand from our current STEM approach to include an art component. STEAM takes STEM to the next level: it allows students to connect their STEM learning together with art practices, elements and design principles. Additionally, we are adopting concepts from the Reggio Emilia approach to learning that has been embraced by YWCA childcare. This approach emphasizes child-lead learning, and the classroom as a third teacher. With this in mind, TechGYRLS®: Running on STEAM allows girls to take initiative and drive their experiences.
                                   

TechGYRLS® is a place to dream, explore new ideas, learn new skills, and be creative through STEAM activities. The YWCA TechGYRLS® is a national program created by the YWCA of the USA in 1997, developed in response to the widening gender gap in exposure to an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Currently, women make up only 27.8% of Wisconsin’s STEM workforce. TechGYRLS®: Running on STEAM works to inspire girls to take on challenges and pursue STEAM interests and careers to lessen the gap and bring an empowered female presence to the STEAM workforce.

 

Who can participate in TechGYRLS®

Girls 2nd-8th grade, from the community and in our partner schools

When and Where?

TechGYRLS®: Running on STEAM is currently offered in Doty, MacArthur, and Howe as a Recess Alternative and Notre Dame as an After School Program.

Girls enrolled in YWCA After School Care and YWCA Camp Downtown are also able to participate in TechGYRLS® workshops.

Additionally, the YWCA offers TechGYRLS® Camps on site open to the community and for specific groups.

How do I register?

Register for our Recess Alternative and After School Programs through the partner schools listed above.

Register for upcoming TechGYRLS® camps online through the YWCA web site.

Our next camp will be held Tuesday, October 24 from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Click here to register.

All of our programs are FREE!

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering? Click here to apply.

Sponsor

TechGYRLS® thrives off of community partnerships, donations, and sponsorships. If you are interested in partnering with TechGYRLS® for an event, donating materials, or sponsoring enrollment, supplies, or events, contact Youth Program Coordinator Tonie Bear at tbear@ywcagreenbay.org or 920-432-5581 ext. 114, or visit the YWCA at the address listed below.

YWCA Greater Green Bay

230 S Madison St

Green Bay, WI 54301

Check us out on social media:

Instagram: #techgyrlsgb      Twitter: @techgyrlsgb        Facebook


What do our girls have to say about our TechGYRLS® activities? 

“My favorite was when we got to build a house. I liked it because it was a challenge. It’s important to have challenges so you can learn things you don’t think you can do.–Maddie, age 9

“It’s important to learn science so you can learn new things.” –Violet, age 7

“I learned in STEAM that it’s important to share…and we are going to make the world a better place.” –Gracie, age 5

“In STEAM I got to learn about how to start making robots and all the parts to make a robot.” –Kaylee, age 7

“I liked making moon sand, and making holes and craters to make it look like Mars and the moon.” Leena, age 6


Thank you to our past sponsors!