YWCA Cambridge, Cambridge, Ontario
TechGyrls is a girl-led, hands-on, exploratory, and experiential STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program that is designed to foster an enduring interest in STEM. It opens girls’ eyes to the opportunities available to them in the STEM fields. The goals of the mentoring program are to increase girls’ and mentors’ sense of self-worth; to broaden girls’ understanding of the STEM field; and to inspire girls to be self-motivated in a supportive and encouraging environment. With their mentors, girls undertake experiments and field trips, as well as long-term projects.
Grant amount: $160,000 over 4 years