Rachel Wilkins Patel
BRECKSVILLE, Oh., October 19, 2019 - HER Ideas in Motion, a nonprofit that mentors girls in non-traditional careers of technology & media arts, brings their program to middle school girls at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) for the 3rd year in a row. Career mentors from HER Ideas in Motion, who are technology professionals from across Northeast, Ohio, will teach girls how to code, make films, and video games in this three-part digital series.
"Helping girls learn technology and connect with career role models is an important link to building diversity in the workplace," said HER Ideas in Motion Founder, Rachel Wilkins Patel. "We believe girls from every demographic should have equal access to technology and we're here to help inspire the girls in these fields."
Held at CVCC, the Digital Series for Girls is open to girls across the region in grades 6-8th. Each girl is provided with their own computer to build their own project during the day. A unique curriculum has been designed and authored by HER Ideas in Motion officers to offer "girl-inspired lesson plans" for learning about real-world technologies. Additionally, HER Ideas in Motion allocates 10% of the seats available for their workshops to scholarship recipients to ensure greater access for students who need assistance have opportunities to attend.
Registration information for the Digital Series can be found at http://www.cvccworks.edu/.
About HER Ideas in Motion:
HER Ideas in Motion is a pioneering organization made up of women and men professionals who work in the web design, filmmaking, and game design industry. Working to strengthen gender equity in technology and media fields, where women make up less than 20% of the industry, the organization focuses on encouraging education and access to leadership and resources.