The ChickTech High School Program is a free program created to show high school girls that engineering can be fun and exciting! We’ve created a comprehensive program that begins with a weekend-long event for a cohort of high school girls.

All workshops are hands-on and project-based so that participants come out of each with a sense of accomplishment and a burst of confidence. They remain engaged and learning through follow-up workshops throughout the year. Offerings include Robotics, UX Design, Mobile App Development, Video Production, E-Wearables, and Virtual Reality. Our program provides a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, give them positive role models, create connections with other young women from the Charlotte area, and create a positive association with technology creation.


A crucial aspect of our program is finding young women who would not otherwise have thought of themselves as capable of succeeding in a high tech career. Many of you have seen young women not reach their potential in STEM because they thought it was too difficult—or do not have any role models in the field.

Our High School Programs are free to high school girls. We provide supplies and materials needed to create the workshop, laptops to work with, and we coordinate with volunteer instructors around the Charlotte Area to lead the workshop. Transportation help and food are provided at all of our events; child care stipends are also available if needed.


Charlotte’s inaugural session will start with a two-day Kickoff event in February 2018, and we will continue with monthly events around different careers, technologies, and companies through June. Our nomination period will open soon. If you are a teacher or sponsor with girls you would like to nominate, please email our High School Program Coordinator. Parents, please reach out to your school’s CDC for recommendation.

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