ChickTech: High School is an opportunity for girls in the New York metro area to participate in a completely free program introducing high school girls to technology. Each year, the program launches its annual cohort with a kick-off event. Kickoff is a two-day series of hands-on workshops led by technology professionals. Workshops typically include an introduction to robotics, soft circuitry, computer programming, and more. Each participant attends one technology-related workshop and leaves with a take-home item from the workshop. After kick-off, girls are invited to monthly events throughout the year. This program includes food during events, transportation to and from events, and childcare if needed.
Girls are nominated by their teachers, counselors, or advisors of afterschool programs. You can nominate up to 15 girls from your school or program. We ask for at least 50% of your nominations to be students on lunch assistance or some sort of financial aid. Parents should contact your daughter’s teacher/counselor for a nomination.
After receiving a nomination, girls then receive a physical letter congratulating them on the nomination with an invite to our annual Cohort Kickoff. The letter includes the date, location, and registration information. You can nominate a high-school girl by using this form!
Workshop information for our 2018 Kickoff event can be found here.