The IGNITE Mission
Our mission is to inspire girls to become the future technology leaders and innovators of our world.
IGNITE (Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1999 to promote equal access to career and technical education for underrepresented populations in the Seattle School District. We discovered that inviting girls to informational programs where they met women working in STEM careers immediately increased girls interest up to 50% in technology programs offered by the school district. IGNITE introduces school girls from grades 6-12 to technology careers via panel discussions, job shadowing, technology workshops, mentoring, and field trips throughout the school year to visit the work places of professional women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.
IGNITE has educated and empowered over 30,000 young women in middle school and high school grades to pursue education and careers in STEM. In addition to over 41 chapters formed across the United States, IGNITE has international chapters in Nigeria and Uganda.
How can you help?
Our supporters provide financial assistance to IGNITE and help us reach more girls.
The IGNITE program is award winning and effectively increases awareness and interest in STEM careers among girls.
Our volunteers range from sharing their career journeys in technology to becoming regular mentors to inspire girls to explore opportunities in STEM.
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