Community Connection Pavilion

Located in the Exhibit Hall—Open All Day

 

The Juniper Foundation was established to make a meaningful difference for K-12 students considering a future in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Our mission is to support innovative K-12 STEM education programs—specifically targeting underprivileged and underrepresented girls. We are proud to support these organizations highlighted today:

BLACK GIRLS CODE
Booth # 508
blackgirlscode.com
Black Girls CODE is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching girls ages 7-17 about computer programming and technology. Their mission is to empower young women of color to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology and to develop the next generation of tech innovators and leaders.

TECHNOVATION
Booth # 706
technovationchallenge.org
Technovation Challenge is the world’s largest and oldest running technology entrepreneurship program for girls. Through Technovation, middle and high school girls work in teams to address real issues in their community using technology. Over the course of 12 weeks, girls work with educators and industry mentors to find a meaningful problem and develop a mobile app and business model to address it. To date, almost 25,000 girls from all over the world have completed the 100-hour program, supported by 11,000 mentors.

TECH MUSEUM (GIRLS @ THE TECH)
Booth # 409
thetech.org
The Tech Museum of Innovation is a family-friendly interactive science and technology center located in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. The Tech has grown to be a valued community resource for education and innovation. The Tech is especially active in supporting young underserved communities and in encouraging girls to pursue STEM opportunities.

GIRLS LEADERSHIP
Booth # 607
girlsleadership.org
Girls Leadership’s mission is to equip girls with the skills they need to exercise the power of voice. Over the course of 15 years, they have developed a unique, best-in-class service model that has propelled the leadership development of girls and young women across the country and around the world. Since 2009, they have delivered over 200,000+ hours of instruction to over 60,000 girls, caregivers, and educators.

Donation Drive

1CLOSET APPAREL GIFT CARD DONATION DRIVE
Booth # 600
The only organization solely focused on clothing teenagers in foster care and youth shelters. Their mission is to promote self-confidence and academic success through desirable clothing. We welcome your generous gift card donations to help us purchase apparel for teens in need. Drop off donations at the 1Closet booth 600.

 


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