Technology is changing our world. However, women only hold around 25% of the tech-related jobs in the technological industry. Minorities and the underprivileged account for only 10%. Our goal is to target the root cause of the issue by exposing and educating girls about technology and computing at a young age to help close the gender gap in the tech industry.
What We Do
Teaching young girls about technology and programing in a fun, tangible way—building and programming LEGO robots.
Hosting interactive presentations, family Fairs, field trips, classes, and EXPOs to promote girls’ interests in STEM.
Free STEM book giveaway to underprivileged communities
Who We Are
A group of highly selective high school students, many with extensive robotics or technology backgrounds.
Who we serve
Robotics Classes: K-6
Family events, presentations, field trips, expos: All ages
GEARup4Youth has been partnering with community and public organizations such as NCWIT, Boys and Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, science museums, universities, major tech companies, radio stations, schools, libraries, STEM fairs & EXPOs to bring interactive STEM--particularly technology--education to girls.
We have reached over 17,000 girls and 24,000 youth so far.