For Immediate Release
YWCA of Greater Atlanta Awarded WIT Foundation Grant to Support Efforts in Fostering the Next Generation of Female Doctors, Scientists, Mathematicians and Engineers
Atlanta, GA - July 13, 2011 - The YWCA of Greater Atlanta is the proud recipient of a $7500 grant from the WIT Foundation. The funds will be used to support the work of the organization’s TGI Tech program which enables 60 middle girls the opportunity to explore their interests in careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The WIT Foundation awards grants based on a selective criteria to organizations that support its goal of providing stimulating programs to female students of all ages focusing on STEM. As evidence of this enormous need, the foundation has started its own STEM program called “Girl Get It” to provide mentoring opportunities for professionals in technology for young aspiring female students. For more information about the WIT Foundation, visit the website at www.mywit.org.
The YWCA of Greater Atlanta joins the ranks of Atlanta non-profits that have been repeat recipients of a grant from the WIT Foundation due to its outstanding work and accomplishments through its TGI Tech program. The TGI Tech program meets after school Tuesdays and Thursdays at several local middle schools providing extensive workshops in the STEM areas, field experience, critical thinking and career exploration. “The young ladies of TGI Tech continue to make big strides. I’m so proud of them” says TGI Tech Manager Judy Brown Fears. The program also offers mentoring and job shadowing and participates in off-site trips and practical experiences at the Pensacola Naval Air Station and the Kennedy Space Center.
About the YWCA of Greater Atlanta
Established in 1902, the YWCA of Greater Atlanta is a membership movement whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. For more information on the YWCA and its programs, visit the website at www.ywcaatlanta.org.
YWCA Contact: Gwendolyn Jenkins, GJenkins@ywcaatlanta.org, (404) 835-1630