PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Girls For Technology

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Girls For Technology

Girls For Technology, a nonprofit organization located in Hartford, CT strives to combat racial & gender biases that exist in STEM fields by providing enrichment opportunities and exposure to adolescent girls in the Greater Hartford area. Founded in 2015, the mission of Girls For Technology is to empower the next generation of girls to explore opportunities to become tomorrow’s leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. Hartford Public Schools is fortunate to partner with Girls For Technology at Martin Luther King School and Milner School.

In addition to afterschool and summer enrichment, Girls For Technology provides young women the opportunity to continue learning on the weekends. A Saturday Math & Science Academy educates and motivates youth via a pre-college, out-of- school, hands-on math and science experiential learning academy. Youth, parents, educators, and STEM professionals participate in full day workshops which inspire and encourage young girls’ interest in STEM disciplines.

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 participants received a lesson on leadership, education and empowerment. The LIKE A BOSS workshop featured guest speaker Yvonne Renee Davis, internationally recognized leadership development coach, speaker, and award winning journalist. Throughout the day she focused on topics such as how to communicate and command the room, leadership ethics, branding yourself, and so much more! Upcoming events include a Saturday Math & Science Academy workshop in collaboration with the FBI & Hartford Police Department, digital animation classes, a field trip to New York and a Women & Girls Conference.

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We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected to participate in a fundraising tournament called Brackets For Good! This is the only sport for nonprofits and now it’s time to rally our supporters on how they can make a huge impact on Girls For Technology in 2017! The second round of tournament is ending the evening of Friday, March 10th and a championship victory includes donation from the tournament’s title sponsor!

Lastly here are a few X’s and O’s to remember:

  1. The countdown clock on the bracket is the official game clock and will be used to declare the end of the round.
  2. Donations must be processed before the clock gets to zero. Processing time is dependent on the type of card used, rules between the donor and the credit card issuer, current donation volume, and the step you are on in the donation process. Please allow yourself adequate time to submit and process any last minute donations.
  3. As much as we all love friendly competition, please keep in mind that this is all for charity.

For more information, please visit the Girls For Technology website here: