afterschool

After-school activities are FREE – no charge, zip, nothing-o!

Teen-Turn supports girls from DEIS and similar secondary schools in Dublin, Limerick and Cork to take part in BT Young Scientist and the global Technovation Challenge curriculums. Both programmes teach participants how to develop projects that can lead to enterprise, be it a technology product or scientific discovery. All sessions are rigorously in keeping with Garda Vetting and Children First Legislation guidelines. 


Project Squad invites teen girls from DEIS secondary schools to create a science fair project, in keeping with the requirements of both SciFest and BT Young Scientist. The sessions begin with brainstorming and then cover research methodology, project management, experimentation/data collection and results reporting.

A finale, on the 13th week, culminates in poster presentations.


The Technovation Challenge is the world’s largest tech and entrepreneurship contest for girls aged 10-to-18-years old, proudly supported by UNESCO, Peace Corps and UN Women. It offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills needed to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Sessions take girls through a lesson plan towards the creation of a social enterprise that gives back to their community via an app.

A finale, on the 13th week, has the girls pitch their business and the app to a panel of judges as part of Tech Week.


Days & Locations:
Project Squad sessions begin 12th of September
Technovation Challenge sessions begin 16th of January
Cork ∼ 4-5:30pm Wednesdays at Hays, City Centre
Dublin ∼ 4-5:30pm Fridays at The Digital Hub, off Thomas Street
Limerick ∼ 4-5:30pm Fridays at Griffith College, O’Connell Ave

Sign up here!


Mentors will be on hand with expertise in app/software development, biological, health, and medical sciences, social and behavioural sciences, research methods, demo-ing and presentations (particularly of pre-commercial prototypes and research).


If you have any queries or require more information about any of our activities, do not hesitate to contact us. We are also actively looking for women in STEM / women in STEM education role models to volunteer as mentors for any of our offerings.