Our Vision

As a part of our ongoing focus on STEM studies, IT Girls was created so that young female students who are interested in these fields have a structured extra-curricular program to explore and develop their interests and talents. We hope that this prepares them to have a competitive advantage in their academic and career interests and we want to start by targeting our 4th and 5th grade girls. This program is designed to guide them through project-based work, partner with businesses and involve guest speakers to provide insight, inspiration, and guidance, and to answer any questions the students may have on how these topics intersect. 

 

Success for us would be to create more awareness and acceptance of females into STEM related careers, eventually making this topic a non-issue within our society. Our hope is that this and related programs are either not needed or we can offer it to students of all ages and genders. 

School Program

As our world continues to evolve, the demand and need for technical skills and understanding becomes more and more important for members of society to be competitive in the marketplace and thrive as individuals. 

The focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) disciplines in our education system help to address this growing trend.  We owe it to all our students to provide access to opportunities for success and learning at an early age. 

Historically, there have been challenges in the number of women who participate in STEM related fields of study and employment due to a number of factors. 

We have an opportunity, Starting with Gwinnett County, to help improve on this phenomenon and create a program which will help distinguish schools and young ladies to provide a competitive advantage as they progress in their academic and eventual professional careers. 

Program Benefit and Value

As our world continues to evolve, the demand and need for technical skills and understanding becomes more and more important for members of society to be competitive in the marketplace and thrive as individuals. 

The focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) disciplines in our education system help to address this growing trend.  We owe it to all our students to provide access to opportunities for success and learning at an early age. 

Historically, there have been challenges in the number of women who participate in STEM related fields of study and employment due to a number of factors. 

We have an opportunity, Starting with Gwinnett County, to help improve on this phenomenon and create a program which will help distinguish schools and young ladies to provide a competitive advantage as they progress in their academic and eventual professional careers. 

Board of Directors

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Grant Shih

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Katie Tucker

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Roxanne Seymour