TechGYRLS is a youth empowerment program designed to raise girls’ interest & confidence in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, arts & mathematics (STEAM). The TechGYRLS program will help girls, ages 9-14 in grades 4th – 8th, develop the usage of team building, technological tools, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to advance participants socially and academically to compete for jobs within a 21st Century workforce.

Who’s Eligible:

Girls ages 9 to 14

Next Sessions:

TechGYRLS Sessions will takes place at the following YWCA locations and days:

Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center (Woodlawn)
  • Saturdays, from 9:00am-1:00pm
Julian Grace Innovation and Technology Institute (Homan Square/North Lawndale)
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays, from 3:30pm-6:00pm

Please click here to register for TechGYRLS.

A copy of the child’s latest report card must be submitted to before the first session. 

Upcoming Special Events and Sessions:

WagiLabs 10-Week Incubator (10/6/18 – 12/15/18)

WagiLabs are incubators for kids’ ideas. They are all about play. And ideas. And most importantly, doing good to help people, animals, and the environment. Our labs are part laboratory, part “maker-space,” and all-around playgrounds for discovery. Sign-up here.

This free 10-week program will be held every Saturday, from 10am-12:30pm beginning October 6th. The event will be held at YWCA Metropolitan Chicago at 6600 S Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637.

A copy of the child’s latest report card must be submitted to before the first session. 


For more information about TechGYRLS, please call 773-955-3100 ext. 2656 or email


New research shows that it is imperative to include the Arts in curriculums that were once focused exclusively on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to help transform the 21st century economy. By adding Art and Design to the equation, STEM becomes STEAM. Visit the following links for more information:


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