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YWCA NYC’s Girls Initiatives STEAAM Programs offer self-identified high school girls and gender non-conforming youth a challenging STEM experience, regardless of their prior involvement in the field. Participants come together and learn from the best about STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Activism, and Math), within the context of social identity and community. Exposure to professionals in the field builds their networks and inspire future possibilities.

Applications are available prior to the start of each program. Please revisit our website. You may also contact us at [email protected] to be added to our email list.

YW Geek Girls©

This weekly program includes hands-on workshops and training, networking with women experts and leaders, field trips, guest speakers and more!

Geek Girls have the opportunity to work with one another and apply scientific approaches and techniques toward solving a social issue.

These 3-month sessions take place from October-December & March-May.

Maker Space

Come create in our maker space! Use the 3D printer, laser cutter, recycled electronics, or traditional art supplies to build creative projects.  Open Tuesday – Thursday after school until 7:00pm by appointment. Interested visitors will be dedicating their time in the Maker Space to complete projects, enter design competitions, create social media content, and other structured independent work. 

Email Vanne-Paige Padgett at [email protected] for group reservations.