High-Tech High Heels North Texas Fall Grantees

High-Tech High Heels is proud to announce our 2021 Fall Grant awards. We are
extremely thankful to have these partners, who passionately deliver these outstanding

Design Connect Create (DCC) has expanded their offerings to include AccelerateHER Physics
camp, CodeHER Coding Camps and Leadher mentoring program. The HTHH grant will be
used to upgrade DCC’s Client Relationship Management system that will simplify and grow as
DCC adds new programs to serve the same girls more than once in their K – 12 journey. DCC’s
goal is to serve 400 girls in Texas in 2022.

FIRST in Texas will receive a grant to continue their FIRST Like A Girl!™ out-of-school
STEM education in the DFW area. Approximately 275 girls (K – 12 grade) will explore
engineering, design, fabrication, programming to solve real-world problem as well as the
business side of developing a start-up company. Girls meet with trained mentors 1-3
days/week, 1-3 hrs per day throughout the year.

PreFlight Aviation Camp hosts a “Preparing Girls to Takeoff” 6-day aviation/STEM camp in
San Marcos, Texas with the goal of creating a transformative experience for girls that uses
aviation to build their self-esteem, empower them to reach their goals, and inspire them to
become pilots. Their camp explores aviation through a STEM based curriculum led by female
aviators and role models, as well as our post-camp mentorship program. HTHH’s grant will fund
scholarships for Texas girls ages 11 – 14 to attend the 2022 summer camp.

The University of Texas at Dallas will receive a grant to expand the UTD Young Women in
Science and Engineering Investigators (YWISEI) Program’s research competition to provide a
residential one-week STEM camp in the summer of 2022. The funding will be used to launch
the UTD STEM camp for 50 rising 11th and 12th grader girls from Dallas and Collin counties.
The one-week camp will include hands-on STEM activities, visits to science and engineering
labs at UT Dallas, college planning activities, and corporate tours to meet female STEM

Women in Aviation International (WAI) Girls in Aviation Day focuses on girls, ages 8-17, to
introduce them to STEM careers and opportunities by providing positive and culturally similar
female role models in various STEM roles, hands-on STEM based activities, female aviation
speakers along with information on scholarships. The HTHH grant will support the 2022 Dallas
Girls in Aviation Day targeting up to 3000 girls in the DFW area.

Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) mission is to support single-gender, college-
preparatory, public education in Texas and beyond, giving young women the academic and
leadership skills to achieve success in college and in life. HTHH is making a grant to help
deliver five Vidcode modules to ~ 800 girls during the 2021-2022 school year at 5 YWPN
Schools in Texas. Vidcode modules introduce middle and high school girls to programming
concepts in ways that are easily relatable and includes courses in computer science, object-
oriented programming, web programming, design, and JavaScript.

Thank you to all of our generous donors for their continued support which allows us to
fund these innovative, inspiring, and educational STEM programs for girls in North