ChickTech: High School

This program was created to show high school girls (grades 9 through 12) that tech can be fun and exciting! We’ve created a comprehensive academic year-long program that begins with a weekend-long event for a cohort of up to 150 high school girls in December.
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 Seattle area, and create a positive association with technology creation.
Nominations
Nominations for the 2017/2018 High School Program are closed. We will be accepting nominations for next year’s program in June.

“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

How Our Program Is Different

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 Seattle Area to lead the workshop. Transportation help and food are provided at all of our events.
Don’t miss out on two full days of fun. Send feedback on the High School Kick-off event!

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