Introducing the #include Fellowship Program
You asked us to bring she++ out of Palo Alto and into your communities - and we listened! she++ is delighted to invite you to join the #include Fellowship Program, a community of High School and College students passionate about technology.
At she++, we aim to demystify the stereotypes around technology and make this field more accessible to the high school students who will make up the workforce of the future. Through the #include Fellowship, we will expose students to computer science and empower them to pursue this incredibly rewarding path. Furthermore, we desire to start a movement of students inspiring other students to get involved with technology. Our goal is to help advise students to become young leaders in technology.
What is The #include Fellowship Program?
The #include Fellowship provides resources and content to ambitious high school students who wish to cultivate their own technical skills and facilitate conversations within their communities about computer science & the importance of diversity in technology.
Each High School student will work with a College advisor to bring technology into their communities. High School students may apply to present their work over the course of the year at the #include Summit (April 3-5) at Stanford University.
How to join the Fellowship Program
If you are in High School:
If you are in College:
The #include Summit
The #include Summit is the year’s capstone event, taking place April 3-5, 2014. Summit attendees will be selected from the #include Fellow applicants, and will be invited to attend an all-expense paid weekend in Silicon Valley. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, tour some of the world’s top tech companies, take a programming class and experience firsthand the ins and outs of Silicon Valley.
How to Attend the Summit
All #include Fellows are highly encouraged to submit an application to attend the #include Summit. College advisors are encouraged to advise their #include Fellows throughout the application process and should help #include Fellows complete all of the application materials. Applications should demonstrate commitment to she++’s mission, by showing what the applicant did with their Launch Kit, why they did it, and how they measure the impact in their community. Projects can range from starting a computer science class to organizing an engineering talk or panel, and beyond. Additionally, applicants should submit a technical sample, which demonstrates their initiative to learn a technical skill and apply it to something they care about.
she++ will select 30 of the #include Fellow applicants who demonstrate passion, initiative, and a desire to pursue technology, and invite them to the Stanford University campus for a weekend. There, the #include Fellows will deliver a presentation on their experiences using the Launch Kit in their respective schools and communities and on their technical projects. There will also be a roundtable event where the #include Fellows will discuss ways to rebrand the image of technology, classes for the #include Fellows to sharpen their technical skills, and tech company tours.
Questions, comments or concerns?
Feel free to contact the Co-Directors of the #include Fellowship, Rachel Mellon (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lucy Wang (email@example.com).
Also check out our frequently asked questions.