Amazing opportunity -- FREE Computer Summer Camp for girls in grades 10-12


Hey Guys, those of you are working with youth users of community technology centers, -- Microsoft is offering a free computer summer camp for girls in grades 10-12. Unfortunately, it's not being held in Miami, Florida (where I am) but the camps are being held in:
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Fargo, ND
Las Colinas, TX
Redmond, WA
Stony Brook, NY
Washington, D.C.

(I cut and paste from the website to provide the information below:)

We are now accepting applications to Microsoft's DigiGirlz High Tech Camps. We are requesting your assistance in promoting this learning
opportunity for high school girls. The camp was developed to provide girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.
This exciting three to five day experience provides opportunities to learn about careers in technology, talk with Microsoft employees about
their life experiences, and enjoy hands-on computer and technology workshops.
What Participants Can Expect
* Hands-on learning sessions to educate
* Keynote Speaker series to inspire
* Career/technology tours to heighten awareness
* Resume and interview workshops to prepare
* Employee panels to answer questions

Here is what some DigiGirlz had to say about their experiences at the camp:
* "[The event was] very empowering and I know that I can accomplish anything!"
* "It definitely had a positive impact on me. It got me inspired to get involved and really gave me confidence to live out my dreams. It
gave me great ideas and I am so excited to continue on!"
* "Even in the short time I was at Microsoft I learned so much about technology, but more about how people can achieve professions that
they love and enjoy. Everyone's enthusiasm about their professions inspired me to find what I love and pursue it -- not only in technology,
but in life."
* "I am now much, much more interested in technology-related careers. They are so much fun."

Application Details

To apply, girls need to complete the online application form which is available at:

In addition to providing contact information, the girls will be asked to answer two essay questions. After being selected into the program, they
will receive a packet of information with additional forms for completion.
They will also be asked to submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor. The documents must be completed and returned in
order to be fully registered for the camp. Girls must currently be in 9th-12th grade to be eligible. This camp is free of charge to participants.

for more information.*