Director of Career & Technical Education
Federal Way Public Schools
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BRING IGNITE TO YOUR SCHOOLS?
Too often our female students, particularly those of color, do not believe in themselves and the possibilities that are before them. They can have a great future! IGNITE provides the window into the world of possibilities by allowing them to hear from women who have achieved success in Tech fields who share their journey and encouragement with our students.
WHAT IMPACT HAS IGNITE HAD ON YOUR FEMALE STUDENTS?
We have had tremendous results with many female students participating in IGNITE events and talking afterwards about the difference it has made in their perspective about themselves and their futures. We have had students indicate that they are now inspired to pursue these awesome careers and sign up for classes to help them achieve their new goals.
HOW HAS IGNITE IMPACTED THE GIRLS IN GENERAL?
We see a higher number of girls who want to attend our IGNITE events through positive accounts from fellow students who have attended previous events. We see and hear stories from the girls about these events and how they have changed their perspective, belief in themselves, and future goals.