01. City-Wide CPS Job Shadow Day
Shadowing is essential for hands-on experience and for witnessing “a day in the life” of experienced professionals. We are focused on supporting and growing women's roles in technology through mentorship, education & STEM. Only 24% of the STEM workforce in the US is female. It has never been more important to empower our female population at a young age and show them the infinite opportunities for representation in STEM. Through this initiative, we intend to provide the necessary resources to teach high school girls that their career aspirations can be geared towards STEM majors.
02. Middle School Tech Ambassador Program
The Middle School Tech Ambassador Program will provide economic opportunity for middle schools in underserved communities, including, rural Illinois. It will provide opportunity by introducing young people to tech careers through trainings, workshops, presentations, tools and resources for additional learning. It differs from existing solutions because we are going into communities that have never had tech-specific programs of any kind. If successful, in five years, our project will be in middle schools across rural Illinois, providing STEM training and workshops to students who otherwise would not had exposure otherwise.