Year-Round Workshops for Girls

Tech Arts for Girls turns 20 years old this year. The program began with a grant of two computers to Squeaky Wheel in 1999 to allow young women access to computer arts in an effort to close the gender gap in computer and technology fields. 20 years later we are still carrying on this effort to ensure we at Squeaky Wheel keep fighting the good fight to continue to close this gap.

TechARTS for Girls (est. 1999) is a community action project that encourages girls from the city of Buffalo and Erie County to receive an affordable hands-on education in computers, technology and media literacy for young women 10 – 16. Classes take place on Saturdays from 10am – 1pm.

For the current schedule, see below.

Registration must occur at least three days prior to the start date of workshop. Cancellations must take place one week before to receive a refund. No walk-ins accepted. Scholarships are available based on need.

While our website is under construction, please register via phone (716) 884-7172 or contact

TechARTS for Girls has received generous support from Hodgson Russ LLP, Children’s Foundation of Erie County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY, Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation, and the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.

Tech Arts for Girls Winter/Spring 2019 Schedule

This year’s theme and classes have been collaboratively designed with current participants of our Tech Arts for Girls programs. We have chosen the theme of “Space” for this season. The program, at its essence, is about making a creative, supportive, and playful space for young women to learn, explore, and express themselves through digital technologies and practices. This helps young women have a creative and supportive experience with technologies early on in hopes it empowers them to want to pursue and occupy technology-related fields in the future. To occupy that space, to understand it, to change it for the better.