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Year Published: 2016
Techbridge offers afterschool and summer programs with hands-on projects and career exploration to inspire girls in STEM. In this selection of evaluation data from the 2012-2013 school year, participants demonstrated gains along three major categories of youth outcomes—interest in STEM, capacity to engage in STEM, and finding value in STEM.
Program Name: Techbridge
Program Description: Techbridge offers afterschool and summer programs with hands-on projects and career exploration to inspire girls in STEM. Curricula are developed with girls in mind, and designed to spark and sustain an interest in these fields as well as to make a connection with STEM careers. Career exploration is facilitated through visits from STEM role models and field trips to local engineering and technology companies.
Scope of the Evaluation: Local
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: Bay Area, CA
Community Type: Urban
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Demographics: 100 percent girls, 42 percent Hispanic/ Latino, 30 percent Asian-American/Pacific Islander, 10 percent African-American, 8 percent Caucasian, 2 percent Native American, 8 percent other. 94 percent of school partners receive Title I funding; 75 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch; 40 percent limited English proficient.
Program Website: http://www.techbridgegirls.org/