Introducing a New Collaboration with ASCIT and the YWCA: Girls in the YWCA TechGYRLS

The Caltech Y is excited to announce a new program in collaboration with ASCIT and the YWCA starting in January 2021. Girls in the YWCA TechGYRLS® programs will be matched with Caltech college students who serve as STEAM mentors. Mentors provide four hours per month of individual tutoring and mentoring to help girls achieve academic excellence and successfully navigate their personal journeys in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The program kicks off virtually, with 20 girls and 20 Caltech mentors, and possibilities for in-person mentorship in the future.

The program was spearheaded by Caltech undergraduate student and ASCIT President, Varun Shanker, with support from the Caltech Y. Shanker said this about ASCIT’s motivation to start a mentorship program: “Over the past year, the important role we, as students and as a united student organ