It’s unfortunate that sometimes ‘tech’ kids carry the reputation of being somewhat reclusive and shuttered away, not engaging in social activities. In part, this is because there are few technology programs that offer a social outlet for this type of kid. One of our greatest objectives at Silicon STEM is to facilitate a social environment where our students can explore their interests with like-minded new friends in a fun, engaging atmosphere. Moreover, we are committed to expanding access to technology education to girls. The US has a major gender disparity in regards to STEM education and employment. At Silicon STEM, we are committed to offering girl-only courses that may be less intimidating, and therefore, more approachable.