Twive and Receive Day for TechGirlz!
On June 14th, TechGirlz is Philadelphia’s entry in Twive and Receive Day, a national 24 hour fundraising contest. Each participating organization has 24 hours to raise as much money as possible. The three organizations that raise the most funds will win an additional donation of between $5,000 and $15,000.
TechGirlz is proudly another of Philadelphia’s many firsts. It is the first organization to provide adolescent girls with programming to show them that a future in technology does not necessarily equate to a “boring computer job” but instead transcends the cubicle into nearly every field imaginable. By encouraging young women to participate in technology today, as well as providing a solid foundation of peers, mentors and positive role models, TechGirlz hopes to spark innovation, exhilaration and motivation in young women to become tomorrow’s tech leaders. The girls in the program have built their own websites, learned 3D gaming, built their own electronic jewelry and tinkered in robotics. The girls are learning that gender barriers do not have to exist in any industry. They can love and learn anything. More importantly they are learning that there are no limits to what they can do. http://twive.razoo.com/story/Techgirlz-10-For-10