My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Technovation, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Over the past year of 2017-2018, I have been working with Iridescent as a Technovation Student Ambassador, a challenge for young girls to develop an app for real-world issues. I was taken away by the opportunities that it provides for young women around the world, especially for girls in underserved communities. Over the course of the Technovation challenge, girls are encouraged to think critically, work with fellow classmates and friends to explore new interests in technology that they are passionate about. The support system from the Program really helps the participants to challenge obstacles throughout the competition, and help them learn so many new things along the way. The change in self-confidence that these girls develop throughout the season is remarkable. Not only does it motivate young women to take on new leadership roles, it allows them to become even greater role models for other girls all around their community.