Electric Girls is a New Orleans-based organization that develops leadership skills in young girls through their learning of electronics and computer programming. Their newest partner is local tech company 365 Connect, who is providing scholarship grants to the educational programs.
365 Connect said the grants will ensure all girls have the opportunity to become leaders in the technology field. The company has already fully funded grants for 30 girls from low-income families throughout the New Orleans area.
“Nothing is more important than fostering and inspiring our youth to engage in educational programs that will encourage them to build a variety of skills and create a foundation for a successful future,” said Kerry W. Kirby, founder and CEO of 365 Connect.
Electric Girls serves girls ages 5-14, teaching them skills in electronics, design, computer programming, and fabrication.
“We are excited to have 365 Connect join us in our mission to develop leadership skills in young girls through their learning of electronics and computer programming,” shared Flor Serna, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Electric Girls. “These scholarships will open the door for more families to be able to send their girls to our summer camps, one-day workshops, and after-school, weekend, and in-school programs. The philanthropic generosity of Kerry and Melinda Kirby demonstrates their continuing commitment to the technology community and the future of our city.”