Program yoUr Future, San Francisco Bay Area:
Program yoUr Future (PUF) is a non-profit outreach program that aims to raise greater awareness for women in technology by complimenting San Francsico Bay Area middle school girls’ education with programming basics using AppInventor and Scratch, networking skills, and field trips to local museums or tech companies. We provide Saturday workshops and summer camps to introduce girls in 7th or 8th grade to computing, information technology, and careers in IT. Programs are hosted in high-tech and top research sites, including the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California Berkeley.
Program yoUr Future (PUF) Technology Programs for Girls
We provide Saturday workshops & technical summer camps for girls in middle school, which aim to empower you to aspire for technical careers as well as to promote diversity in Computer Science. You will participate in interesting and fun hands-on computer science based activities, and work in teams with other girls that have the same interests as you! You will find out what aspects of computer science best fit your personality and what you can do NOW to prepare for the future.
- Program using AppInventor and Scratch
- Fieldtrips to local museums and tech companies
- Key Note Speakers
- How to Write a Resume
- High School Success & Leadership
- STEM Year-long Opportunities
- Networking Skills
- Learn of latest research breakthroughs
- CS Interdisciplinary Applications
- Mock Interviews
- Design Solutions to Social Challenges
Who Should Attend?
If you enjoy working in teams, participating in hands-on CS activities, solving challenges, you will truly enjoy every second of the program. If you have an interest and aptitude in high tech, you should apply.
If you are a good to average female student in 7th or 8th Grade residing in or attending middle school in San Francisco Bay Area, you will form a solid network with the tech industry. This program is ideal if you are undecided or confused about your next steps in education or what you can do now to plan for your future.
How can I apply?
You must agree to attend all workshop and camp days and display the following PUF desired behaviours at the program: interest and aptitude in high technology, positive demeanor, and teamwork. Several volunteer positions for high schoolers are also available.
Reconnection Opportunities for PUF Graduates:
The PUF organization will keep in touch with you. The community that you will form will provide you benefits even throughout your high school career. Please join the PUF Facebook page for updates and announcements. At these events, you will have the opportunity to hear from industry reps, try new hands-on activities, and unite with new and old friends from all the PUF programs in your area.
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|Address: International Computer Science Institute, 1947 Center Street, Ste. 600, Berkeley, California 94704, USA|
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