Empowering girls to explore career opportunities in science, engineering, arts/design, & math (STEAM)
Teen Girls in Technology (TGI Tech) is YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s STEAM initiative for girls. TGI Tech was established in 2006 to excite young girls about careers in science, technology, engineering, arts/design, and math through after-school instruction, college prep workshops, and field trip experiences. By helping our TGI Tech participants develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, we hope to increase their interest, confidence, and competence in STEAM subjects and put them on a path to non-traditional careers in science and technology.
2019-2020 TGI Tech After school Program
Download the Application Here for the 2019-2020 TGI Tech After School Program
A Closer Look
- TGI Tech is offered to middle and high school girls (ages 12-18) at 13 Title I public schools in Fulton, Dekalb, and Cobb counties
- Participants learn through weekly after-school sessions, monthly college prep workshops, and field trips
- As of 2015, 163 TGI Tech participants have graduated from high school and
have moved on to college
- YWCA advocates for policies that increase support for effective STEAM initiatives for girls from low-income communities in Georgia
Brittney graduated in the top 2% of her graduating class from Southwest DeKalb High School and is currently attending a dual degree program at Georgia Tech & Clayton State University. Brittney is also a recipient of the 2015 Gates Millennium Scholarship, the Carol Reiser Scholarship, and a $10,000 scholarship from ACS Group.
Did you know?
In 2009 and 2010, women comprised of less than 25% of participants in science, technology, engineering, and math programs. Furthermore, fewer than 1 in 10 employed scientists and engineers in the United States were women of color.
Each year we provide our high school students with 50 hours of college prep, which includes monthly workshops and an annual college trip.
Some of the schools we have visited include: Auburn University, Bethune Cookman College, Duke University, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina Central University, and Tuskegee University.
During our annual trip to the Kennedy Space Center, TGI Tech participants have a chance to learn about aerospace engineering and talk with NASA astronauts.
In partnership with Delta Airlines and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), TGI Tech has participated in the Delta Dream Flight program since 2010, visiting the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola, FL, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, and the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Intern With TGI Tech
The YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s TGI Tech program is looking for a fall intern. A TGI Tech intern will proactively participate in the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s mission – to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities – by assisting in the coordination of the Teen Girls in Technology Program which provides diverse range of empowering experiences that provide girls with opportunities to increase their skills and confidence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
If you would like to get involved with TGI Tech, for more information please contact [email protected] or call 404.892.3476.