University of Washington Women's Center
Making Connections Technology Initiative
Annually, Making Connections works with 100 high school students of underserved populations to encourage higher education and careers in math, science, and technology. This project will use the Technology Matching Funds to ensure that technology becomes an integral part of the program to increase participantsí literacy, confidence, and frequency in using technology.
Making Connections is a mentoring program servicing high school students in the Seattle area that emphasizes science, math and technology. Students participate in Making Connections because they want to be exposed to what careers in Science, Math and Technology are really like. Making Connections provides students with opportunities to have fun learning more about science, math and technology, gain the confidence and skills necessary to pursue further studies in these fields, and prepare for internships and job opportunities, and college.
Making Connections targets students who are sociologically or economically underprivileged and underserved, including girls of color, first-generation college-bound students, and students from single income households. Currently, 90% of their students are girls of color. All students participating in the Making Connections program benefit from a commitment to providing students with the organizational, personal and academic tools that lead to a successful future.
Making Connections Progress Report