High School Programs

ChickTech: High School is a free year-long series of opportunities for 100 high school girls. We would love to have your students participate. This program is much more than just an opportunity to learn about tech careers. In addition to participating in fun, hands-on technical workshops throughout the year, participants will have the opportunity to network with technologists across Orange County. The program is a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, provide positive role models, and create connections with other young women from Orange County and surrounding areas.

Through generous donations from our members and local companies, this program is offered free-of-charge to participants, with transportation, child care stipends provided as needed.

“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

What Makes Us Unique

A crucial aspect of our program is finding young women who would not otherwise have thought of themselves as technologists. As parents, educators, and community members, 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 community members 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! Our large events tend to fill up and have waiting lists, so we encourage you to nominate students ASAP to give your students the best chance of participating in our program.

Now Accepting Applications: 2018-2019 ChickTech High School Cohort

We are now accepting applications for our 2018-2019 Cohort. Please nominate girl-identifying, trans (of any gender), gender-fluid, and other gender minority youth.

Nominations may be submitted here: http://bit.ly/Nominate18

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