This past Saturday we were able to take some of the women in STUDIO to the Y-WE STEM Exploration day which was held on the Microsoft campus in Redmond. Y-WE STEM Exploration Day is an event primarily for women, girls and female-identified youth ages 13-18. Our young women got to explore various workshops catered toward STEM empowerment. some of the workshop topics included: Social VR, sexism in comic books, tinkering with circuits, and so much more!
A little more about Y-WE:
Y-WE provides mentorship and empowerment programs for teen women in the greater Seattle area. We serve a diverse group of girls, ages 13-18, and women mentors, ages 19-70+. The organization is open to young women from all walks of life. Currently, over 70% of the youth are immigrants to the US and 80% of the youth and 50% of the adults are women of color. Our youth and mentors also represent a myriad of family, sexual orientation, religious, political, and educational backgrounds. We offer our programs free of charge, and we invite families to contribute as they are able. Each year we directly serve over 500 girls and women; and we impact over 1500 community members.