Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • October 14, 2019

    TechGirlz creates cybersecurity warriors

    TechShopz in a Box™ teach girls how to protect against cyber attacks and empower them to pursue careers in technology.
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  • October 10, 2019

    6 signs your school has a quality tech program (part 1)

    Eric Larson, director of Creating IT Futures’ NextUp initiative for teen technologists, shares the first three of six signs that your school has a quality tech program in this first of two posts series excerpted from our Technologist Talk Radio podcast.
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  • September 19, 2019

    Little Black Pearl Students Blend Music, Visual Art and Tech Skills during Summer Internship

    Students from Chicago’s Little Black Pearl Academy blended music, visual arts and tech skills during a summer internship with the creative media company, YEP Nation, to learn that artists can be technologists, too.
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  • September 13, 2019

    TechShopz In A Box™: Free, fun and engaging hands-on tech workshops for teenage girls from TechGirlz

    From middle school through high school years, teen girls express interest in tech-based careers — but also misconceptions and reservations. TechGirlz offers a free and expansive catalog of ‘TechShopz in a Box’ workshops that adult mentors can tap to host fun, engaging and hands-on tech events that introduce teen girls to rewarding career opportunities working with technology. TechGirlz is a nonprofit program operated by Creating IT Futures.
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  • August 7, 2019

    Local High School Students Teaching Technology Class to Middle Schoolers (Colorado)

    Amy Bounds, a K-12 education writer for the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call, covered a story about the TechGirlz Summer Camp held in Colorado. This camp was led by a TechGirlz Teen Advisory Board member, Paige Burns. The article talks with Paige and the other high school volunteers that helped make this camp possible- peer to peer mentorship at its finest!
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  • June 18, 2019

    Validating coding classes with young digital learners in rural Uganda

    Atlas Corps Fellow Joshua Eyaru visited a coding class for young students in New York City and compares the experience to his teaching digital skills to children in his home country of Uganda.
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