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Technology too often has a culture of invisibility, otherness, self-doubt, and closed doors. Our Aspirations in Computing (AiC) program’s exclusive awards, scholarships, internships, and community turn barriers into possibilities by building women’s leadership, technical, and entrepreneurial skills. High school students can participate in the annual local awards program and college students studying computing can join the Community directly. Faculty and employees can volunteer, and businesses can offer internships and jobs.
NCWIT AspireIT is designed to teach K-12 girls programming fundamentals and computational thinking in fun, creative, and hands-on environments. AspireIT participants are ultimately encouraged to contribute their unique perspectives and ideas to future innovations, and its impact is undeniable.
Counselors are indispensable influencers, encouragers, and guides. Counselors for Computing (C4C) resources and workshops give professional school counselors the tools to help students bring their interests and passions to technology-based career pathways.
TECHNOLOchicas promotes Latinas’ efforts to turn their technology career experiences and diverse backgrounds into tools of inspiration for K–12 girls. Latina technology professionals prove what’s possible in computing, revealing the untapped potential revealing changes in the economic outlook of individuals and entire communities.