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.
Our primary goal is to empower young girls to aspire for technical careers as well as to promote diversity in Computer Science through familiarity with the usage of computers, programming instruction, STEM seminars, field trips and hands-on activities, workshops, and technical summer camp!
This program serves to expand the world's reach of introducing girls and young women to computing, information technology, and careers in IT at an earlier age, so that as they enter high school, they know how to create a path to an IT major or future career. Through hands-on activities, presentations, and behind-the-scenes field trips, students discover the world of IT and Computing.
The mission of the PUF organization is to support education and career awareness in the fields of high technology. This nationally and internationally acclaimed career exploration and programming program offers middle school girls a life changing experience. Activities are exciting, engaging, and enlightening.
We provide Saturday workshops & technical summer camps for girls in middle school, which aim to empower them to aspire for technical careers as well as to promote diversity in Computer Science.
- CS Interdisciplinary Applications
- Design Solutions to Social Challenges
- Field trips to local museums and tech companies
- High School Success & Leadership
- How to Write a Resume
- Key Note Speakers
- Learn of latest research breakthroughs
- Mock Interviews
- Networking Skills
- Program using AppInventor and Scratch
- STEM Year-long Opportunities
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 even create your very own Professional Resume to begin summarizing your skills, talents, and accomplishments in preparation for high school, college, and other STEM opportunities!
While making new friends from the San Francisco Bay Area community, you will successfully participate in the various components of this program. You will find out what aspects of computer science best fit your personality and what you can do NOW to prepare for the future.
Convenient Locations throughout the Bay Area:
Our programs in high-tech and top research sites, including the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California Berkeley. All of our campuses will be located at walking-distance from a BART station. Volunteers will wait for students at BART who would like to be walked from BART to the location.
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|Address: International Computer Science Institute, 1947 Center Street, Ste. 600, Berkeley, California 94704, USA|
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