ChickTech High School hosts events and workshops that will get high schoolers interested and excited about technology. Most of our participants have never participated in a technical workshop before. Our goal is to reach the girls who would make great engineers, but because of stereotypes and a lack of opportunity, may not realize it until they are already doing something else, if at all. We also strive to show the relevance of each workshop to their lives–and help them to understand that they have the ability use tech to transform their world!
ChickTech High School is not an alternative education setting. It is meant to supplement a girl’s education by showing her what a career in tech is like. Girls attend a weekend-long kickoff event in January and then have the opportunity to attend any of our monthly workshops they would like from February – June (also scheduled on weekends so as to not interfere with school or extracurricular activities).
ChickTech High School’s kickoff will take place October 23, 2021 online. Learn more and register here!
Monthly workshops will take place through – June 2022.
Participation in our kickoff weekend and all workshops is free of charge. We can also help with laptop access and childcare costs, if this is an issue.
ChickTech High School is 100% free for participants.
Any high school student who identifies as a girl or non-binary is welcome to participate. The benefit of an all-girl experience is supported by a significant body of research.
Girls are nominated by educators, but they can also self nominate on our website. We are looking for girls who would not find tech on their own, girls who might never think of a career in tech on their own. We want educators to nominate these girls so that they see that someone believe in them and that they can follow any career path – even the one they never considered before.
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. As educators (teachers, troop leaders, mentors, etc), many of you have seen young women not reach their potential in STEM because they thought it was too difficult—or it wasn’t what they’ve seen women do. By asking educators to hand-select our participants, we are giving our participants a vote of confidence: people who know them and their abilities have nominated them for this exclusive opportunity! All of our large events fill up and have waiting lists, so we encourage you to get your list in ASAP so your students’ spaces are reserved.
No you do not. We will accept nominations from mentors, troop leaders, tutors, and self-nominations as well. We are looking for nominations from someone who knows the potential of the girl they are nominating. Just tell us on the nomination form how you know the nominee.
ChickTech: High School has shown tremendous results: