Inspiring Success

A blog from Creating IT Futures

  • November 12, 2019

    Why We Should Start Teaching Cybersafe Practices at an Early Age

    In this post excerpted from a recent episode of our Technologist Talk Radio podcast, Randi Parker, senior director, partner engagement, for Creating IT Futures explains why kids should pick up cybersafe habits as soon as they pick up gadgets – and how partners and programs such as the Technology Student Association (TSA) and TechGirlz pick up this cause as young people progress through schooling.
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  • October 21, 2019

    6 signs your school has a quality tech program (part 2)

    Eric Larson, senior director of Creating IT Futures’ NextUp initiative for teen technologists, shares the second three of six signs that your school has a quality tech program in this second of two posts excerpted from our Technologist Talk Radio podcast
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  • October 14, 2019

    TechGirlz creates cybersecurity warriors

    TechShopz in a Box™ teach girls how to protect against cyber attacks and empower them to pursue careers in technology.
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  • October 10, 2019

    6 signs your school has a quality tech program (part 1)

    Eric Larson, senior director of Creating IT Futures’ NextUp initiative for teen technologists, shares the first three of six signs that your school has a quality tech program in this first of two posts excerpted from our Technologist Talk Radio podcast.
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  • September 19, 2019

    Little Black Pearl Students Blend Music, Visual Art and Tech Skills during Summer Internship

    Students from Chicago’s Little Black Pearl Academy blended music, visual arts and tech skills during a summer internship with the creative media company, YEP Nation, to learn that artists can be technologists, too.
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  • September 13, 2019

    TechShopz In A Box™: Free, fun and engaging hands-on tech workshops for teenage girls from TechGirlz

    From middle school through high school years, teen girls express interest in tech-based careers — but also misconceptions and reservations. TechGirlz offers a free and expansive catalog of ‘TechShopz in a Box’ workshops that adult mentors can tap to host fun, engaging and hands-on tech events that introduce teen girls to rewarding career opportunities working with technology. TechGirlz is a nonprofit program operated by Creating IT Futures.
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