TechGYRLS is a youth empowerment program designed to raise girls’ interest, confidence and self-efficacy in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The TechGYRLS program will help young girls develop the usage of technological tools, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in any profession they pursue. The program offers students a safe, supportive, girls-only environment for exploration and learning using curriculum comprised of design, animation, programming and robotics.

Who’s Eligible:

Girls ages 9 to 14

Next Sessions:

Parks Francis Center

TechGYRLS Extraterrestrials (Click here for more information)

Patterson McDaniel Center



Click here for the Parks Francis pre-registration form.
Click here for the Patterson McDaniel pre-registration form.


For more information about TechGYRLS, please call 773-496-5645 or email Interested supporters can contact Program Director, Laticia Dezell, at



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