DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Girls mission is to increase girls’ interest and success in technology, engineering and making through innovative educational experiences and mentor relationships. We do so in support of STEM and its related careers as a form of economic mobility, providing a direct path to personal growth and long-term prosperity.
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- LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge
An innovative combination of hands-on technical and practical learning and social-emotional support, DIY Girls' Creative Technologies program inspires girls' interest in STEM learning and careers while boosting their self-confidence and skill set. Within a supportive community of peers and mentors, girls gain essential 21st Century knowledge and skills and the self-reliance that enable them to succeed in the future they choose to create.
- LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge
Working in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, DIY Girls provides hands-on STEM coding and electronics educational programs for girls of color that build self-confidence, interest, academic skills and resiliency while introducing the possibilities open to them through STEM college and career pathways. We believe that learning about and creating with technology prepares girls to achieve their goals and be successful in future STEM careers, ensuring that they – and their families and communities – thrive economically and socially.
- LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge·🎉 Winner
DIY Girls provides hands-on STEM coding and electronics programs for girls of color in the Northeast San Fernando Valley that are designed to spark their interest in STEM fields and careers as well as support their self-confidence, curiosity and persistence. We do what we do in order to change the way girls perceive STEM careers. We believe that creating with tech builds the confidence needed to make anything possible. We want our DIY Girls to apply the technical skills they learn to projects they love so they know the future is theirs to make.
- LIVE ·2015 Grants Challenge
‘Making for Good’ is a DIY Girls initiative that implements the design thinking process to empower girls to identify and prototype solutions to issues encountered in their communities. We will expand our ‘Making for Good’ project to investigate air quality using open-source technology and propose solutions for a Los Angeles with clean air by 2050. This project enables girls and others to become advocates for the change they want to see in their communities.