The economic empowerment of women is key to self-sufficiency, high self-esteem and healthy self-awareness. YWCA Lancaster is committed to ensuring women have the resources they need to support themselves and their families, and to end the cycle of welfare.

TechGYRLS is a Hallmark Program of YWCA Lancaster, focused on the empowerment of girls, ages 9 to 14, in S.T.E.M. careers. High-paying jobs in the science, technology, engineering and math fields are under-represented by women, and especially by women of color. YWCA Lancaster’s TechGYRLS program is offered throughout the year in School District of Lancaster elementary schools, and during the summer as a two-week day camp.

Girls build computer programs for Lego robots, produce Public Service Announcements with video and production equipment, explore non-traditional trade careers at Thaddeus Stevens College of Science & Technology, go on fun field trips and more! Girls also participate in programs that focus on team building, self-awareness, self-esteem, workplace skills and business etiquette.

Contact Information:

Mandy Kastner
Assistant Director of Counseling Services

In 2016,

109 girls

explored STEM programs through our TechGyrls Program Summer Camp and after-school programs