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programs for girls

Coding classes and more! Choose a camp near you from 150+ prestigious locations.

As the world's leading summer tech education provider, we offer programs that prepare girls for bright futures in STEM. Programs are held at 150 of the nation's most prestigious campuses. Girls get inspired, make new friends, and build in-demand skills for college, internships, and dream careers!

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STEM summer programs for girls 

Online Private Lessons are also available, providing a great way for kids and teens to prepare for a summer course, and continue learning after summer ends.

Students can dive into a new topic anytime, from anywhere in the world. 

“Programs specifically designed to teach girls to code are a vital part of getting more girls interested in tech.”
-Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube

EXPERIENCES

Four distinct learning Experiences for girls

iD Tech Camps

Ages 7-17, co-ed • $$ • Beg-adv

150+ campus locations • Weeklong

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Alexa Café

Ages 10-15, all-girls • $$ • Beg-adv

15+ campus locations • Weeklong

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iD Coding & AI Academy

Ages 13-18, co-ed • $$$ • Beg-adv

15+ campus locations • 2-week

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iD Game Dev Academy

Ages 13-18, co-ed • $$$ • Beg-adv

10+ campus locations • 2-week

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AcademyNEXT

Ages 16-19, co-ed • $$$$

Advanced • Stanford • 3-week

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Why gender parity matters in technology

In research published in the journal Science, it was revealed that parents and teachers consistently believe boys to be better at STEM subjects. According to Janet Hyde, the researcher who led the study, this mentality “keeps girls and women out of a lot of careers, particularly high-prestige, lucrative careers in science and technology."

The STEM gender gap is indeed immense, with women comprising only 12% of U.S. Computer Science undergraduates (Code.org). That's why our sights are set on 50/50 gender parity across our programs and in the tech space as a whole. The female perspective is vital.

Learn more about girls in STEM.

How do iD Tech instructors empower girls?

  • They shatter stereotypes and instill self-confidence by fostering leadership skills. 
  • They unlock the power of collaboration, teaching girls to troubleshoot and problem-solve with their peers.
  • They have industry experience to share. Many of our instructors are STEM majors or graduates who work in fields like computer science, graphic design, and game development.
  • Many return to teach summer after summer, often acting as mentors. If your daughter attended camp last summer and is returning this year, don’t be surprised if she sees some friendly, familiar faces!

A history of strong, entrepreneurial women

Gender equity has been at our core since 1999 when mother-daughter duo Kathryn and Alexa Ingram-Cauchi founded the company.

Today, over 50% of our year-round workforce is female. They are technical spec writers, QA testers, product designers, project managers, web developers, graphic designers…the possibilities are endless. Additionally, over half of our summer camp staff is female. They’re experts in everything from Java coding and game design, to photography and video production, and they're here to empower the next generation of women in STEM.

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca was recognized by the White House after founding nonprofit CoderDojo NYC. Now, she's Technical Product Manager at Microsoft and a powerful advocate for girls in STEM.

"Two weeks at iD Tech changed my life."

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Additional resources

We are consistently producing blog posts and resources about girls and STEM, coding, and more. Take a look at a few of our favorites:

Advice for Girls in STEM
Girl Empowerment Programs
Girls in STEM: How to Inspire
Do Girls Play Video Games? Of Course.
We Asked Over 1,000 Girls Why They Wanted to Go to Camp…
Girls in eSports
Java for Kids Guide

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