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.
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-led 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
Girls 2nd-8th grade, from the community and in our partner
When and Where?
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
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.
All of our programs are FREE!
Interested in volunteering? Click here to apply.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-432-5581 ext. 114, or visit the YWCA at the address listed
YWCA Greater Green Bay
230 S Madison St
Green Bay, WI 54301