In 1997, the YWCA USA developed TechGYRLS® to expose girls to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh TechGYRLS® program serves economically disadvantaged girls aged 10-14 from Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills school districts. Participants meet after school at least twice each week to receive academic support, life skills training, job shadowing and mentoring. Through hands-on STEM challenges, girls develop greater critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.
Growing girl power, igniting passion for math and science careers