Tech as a Solution
Sol Tech Academy introduces people of all ages from historically marginalized communities to technology through a climate justice lens. Specifically, we prioritize equipping young people with training, access to different coding languages, connecting technology's role in their future career choice, and experiential opportunities to survey the environmental quality of their communities. Participants are encouraged to own their own climate tech solutions relevant to what they want to see around them daily, in their communities, and in their future.
We provide workshops, summits, clubs, maker-spaces, and other relevant experiences to connect climate justice, community, and technology. This initiative shapes our contribution to the improvement of socio-economic mobility, the digital divide, and out of school time outcomes that have disproportionately impact our target BIPOC community.
We have partnered with Girls Who Code and we have our own club where we have a short 5-week introductory program where the participants will be introduced to several coding languages and will have some hands- on experience with creating small pieces of code. The 9 week intensive program is more in depth in that the participants will be working towards the goal of creating a Community Impact Project to address a community issue that they identify and present as a final project. In both sessions, participants will learn and develop character traits such as bravery, resilience, purpose, and creativity. Also there will be a strong emphasis on sisterhood and community.