Founded in 2009, TechGirlz develops leading edge tech education workshops for girls 11-14. High demand for our workshops led to TechShopz in a Box. The package contains expertly designed open source curricula, documents, and procedures. We recruit and train tech volunteers to lead programs anywhere and everywhere. Our free, open source library offers over 50 workshops on a wide range of topics from designing mobile apps, infographics and Arduino programming, to robotics, building web sites and animation. Each was created using a rigorous methodology of research, curricula development, expert review, and extensive testing and evaluation before its addition to our library.
Workshops are hands-on to engage girls with no previous experience. Several are available in Spanish. Hundreds of tech industry professionals work as volunteers to lead workshops and share experience. We presented 144 workshops to 2,134 girls across the Philadelphia region in the 2017-2018 school year.