Alexa Café Held at Simmons College
Summer programs for girls ages 10-15
Alexa Café Held at Simmons College
In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. Today, we’re the number #1 tech camp on the planet, with summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 150 prestigious campuses nationwide. At Simmons College in Boston, MA, we offer Alexa Café, an all-girls learning experience for ages 10-15 emphasizing creative coding, web design, leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy. Ideas come to life around café tables and atop beanbags. Our instructors mentor each student. Alexa Café isn’t just a summer camp for girls. It’s a movement!
Co-ed options at other campuses include iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17, iD Tech Academies for teens ages 13-18, and iD Tech Mini for ages 6-9. We guarantee a maximum of 8 students per instructor for personalized learning, and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, and Microsoft. Innovative courses. Your pace. Your internalDrive.
View Nearby Locations
Registration for our Summer 2017 season opens November 1. Add to calendar.
Alexa Café Program Details
Ages 10-15 | All-Girls | Weeklong | Coding, Web Design, Visual Arts, Leadership, and More
Alexa Café, named after iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, was designed with girls ages 10-15 in mind. While all iD Tech programs are great for girls, we acknowledge the pervasive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gender gap, and seek to remedy it with a chic, collaborative learning environment focused on girls. The Café emphasizes leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy, with STEM subjects creatively woven into the curriculum. Alexa Café encompasses coding camps, game design courses, filmmaking classes, web design courses, and photography camps. View all courses at this location.
Code.org reports that while over 50% of the U.S. population is female, women make up only 12% of Computer Science undergrads. Similarly, women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, but hold only 4.6% of top leadership positions (according to catalyst.org). Many girls are missing out on future STEM careers and big opportunities to innovate and create change. Alexa Café is not about special treatment for girls. It’s about fostering leadership and tech skills in a fresh setting that’s unlike anything else.
About Simmons College
This is our first season hosting Boston summer camps for girls at Simmons College! This private women’s liberal arts and professional education institution began over one hundred years ago with the revolutionary idea that women should be able to earn independent livelihoods and live meaningful lives.
With a focus on fostering leadership, making a global difference, and educating women for their own empowerment, Simmons College is an ideal addition to our Alexa Café locations. The campus lies in the heart of vibrant and historical Boston, which is known as the best “college town” in America, and is surrounded by art, music, history, and culture. The campus itself has many lounge spaces, tech spaces, meeting rooms, and outdoor spots to foster collaboration and creativity. Come explore this prestigious and inspiring college with us!
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
Quick Simmons College Facts
Colors: Yellow and blue
Student Population: 5,700
Schools & Colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Library and Information Science, School of Social Work.
Campus Highlights: Located immediately adjacent to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and parkland Back Bay Fens.
Clubs & Organizations: The world’s first MBA program designed specifically for women.
- #1 ranked MBA program for women in the Princeton Review
- Made the 2015 Forbes list of “America’s Best Colleges”
Notable Alumni: Denise Di Novi (film producer), Rehema Ellis (NBC News correspondent), Ann M. Fudge (businesswoman, former CEO of Young & Rubicam), Anne Williams Wheaton (publicist and first White House Associate Press Secretary).
Nearby Airports: Boston Logan International Airport is located approximately half an hour northeast.