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YWCA Lake County TechTEENS

  • Cheryl Hudson
  • Youth Leadership and Development Director
  • (847) 489Ã?¢??1752

Program Description

The TechTEENS program works with young women ages 15-21. The STE2M focus remains, but the program is geared more toward encouraging girls to achieve higher education, helping them find and pursue careers and become successful. The concentration is on college planning, scholarship research, resume writing, job skills and professionalism. TechTEENS helps girls think about and plan for their futures after high school through class activities, college visits, and job shadows.

All the TechGYRLS and TechTEENS programs accommodate schools and their individual schedules. There are currently 11 programs running. Some of the programs are part of the girls' school day and others are afterschool clubs. Last fiscal year, the YWCA TechGYRLS program reached over 400 girls. That number includes the annual IT Empowerment Day for Girls, Spring Break Camp and Summer Camp.

Our concentration is on college and career planning. Our team coordinates and facilitates college visits, job shadows and class activities that teach scholarship research, resume writing, job skills, and professional etiquette.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%