INNOVATION FOR ALL
INNOVATION & INCLUSION
We don’t care if you are male or female, nerdy or cool, athletic or brainy, black or white, short or tall. Technology is a great equalizer. It’s your heart, drive, and passion that matter. We foster learning environments that allow kids and teens of various backgrounds, skill levels, and learning styles to blossom. The technology curricula we deliver is universally relevant and inclusive. We are continually striving to make our programs more accessible, cutting across state lines, continents, and socioeconomic divides.
Many students come to us with a bubbling passion for technology. Others arrive eager to discover something new. Some even come feeling (unnecessarily) intimidated that they don’t know enough—we change that within the first hour. Collaboration, teamwork, and making new, lifelong friends are elemental parts of the iD Experience. Our camps and academies are inclusive of everybuddy.
THE CASE FOR MORE DIVERSITY IN TECHNOLOGY
According to Code.org, exposure to computer science leads to some of the highest-paying jobs in the world, but 75% of the U.S. population is underrepresented–women make up only 15% of computer science majors, and students-of-color make up 8%.
Diverse perspectives are vital to the progress of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. If one group codes and designs the majority of the world’s technologies, most everything will be based off the visions and needs of that group. Let’s balance it out. iD Tech is premised on the idea that tech is for all students. All kids and teens should have the opportunity to innovate a better world and create positive change through technology.
STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES
Students of all interests, skill levels, genders, and backgrounds have kick-started their STEM careers by attending iD Tech. Meet some of the successful iD alumni who got their start at our summer camps and programs:
Rebecca says iD Tech Camps changed her life, introducing technology as a fun and rewarding career, and motivating her to bring about social and economic equality through STEM education.Read More
Austin is building on an already-impressive resume, taking his tech skills and many accomplishments with him as a direct admit freshman to the University of Washington.Read More
Gaby became “hooked” on video production after attending iD Tech Camps. Now a TV commercial editor living in NY, she hasn’t forgotten the impact iD Tech had on her interests and professional career.Read More