Girls Tinker Academy

The flagship investment of Community WISE (an initiative of CTE Foundation) is the Girls Tinker Academy, the only intensive and free STEM-focused summer camp for middle school girls in Sonoma County. Developed in partnership with Sonoma State University, it is designed to inspire and encourage girls in this critical age group to stay engaged in math and science through hands-on, relatable projects. The two-week program teaches STEM skills through maker activities, including coding, robotics, sewing, 3-D modeling and crafting.

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Tinker Days is a FREE program designed to engage and inspire middle school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Through hands-on maker activities that encourage the exploration and development of technical, mathematical and artistic abilities, participants will gain experience and confidence to set them up for success in school. This program was originally developed for girls and called the “Girls Tinker Academy” but is open to all 7th-9th graders including gender-expansive youth.

The 2022 winter break Tinker Days is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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Since 2018, Girls Tinker Academy and Tinker Days has been offered FREE because of generous gifts from individuals and businesses in our community. Consider a gift today to ensure we can continue engaging and inspiring students in STEM!

Special thanks to these corporate sponsors for supporting our 2021 programs!

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“Many girls are saying that this is one of the best summer programs they have done, and it is... they are 100% correct. I would really love to do this next year.”

Andrea M., 8th grader