After-school activities are FREE – no charge, zip, nothing-o! All sessions are rigorously in keeping with Garda Vetting and Children First Legislation guidelines.
Teen-Turn supports girls from DEIS and affiliate secondary schools in Cork, Dublin, and Limerick as well as through specific programming in Galway, Longford and Belfast to take part in BT Young Scientist, SciFest and the global Technovation Challenge curriculums. Both “session terms” teach participants how to develop projects that can lead to enterprise, be it a technology product or scientific discovery. Participants must sign up through the online submission here and arrive with a signed parental/guardian consent form, available below.
Technovation, a flagship program of US non-profit Iridescent, is the world’s largest global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls. The program offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year, Technovation challenges girls 10 to 18 years old to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem. In 2018, close to 20,000 girls registered from across 115 countries.
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.
Project Squad invites teen girls 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.