Being an “IT” Girl is Not About Popularity, It’s About Technology

July 29, 2019, 12:03 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX24 NEWS NOW) – Napiya Nubuya, Founder of the The Next IT Girl, shares with us the launch of The Next IT Girl‘s local chapter in August. This nonprofit helps young African-American women discover, pursue and succeed in technology-related careers. The organization was started in Indiana by Napiya. She’s a technology professional who was named the 2016 Mentor of the Year by US2020, a prestigious national STEM mentoring organization.

The Next IT Girl will officially launch a chapter in the Lowcountry on August 3, 2019. Girls from all communities of Charleston are invited to attend a free kickoff technology workshop at Charleston Southern University 9200 University Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29406 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. The one-day workshop allows participants to be exposed to hardware, digital design, and many other industry-related concepts!

The workshop is designed for 8 -14 year olds and will feature digital and hands-on learning opportunities. Registration includes; lunch, ‘IT Girl’ merchandise, and technology book. The Next IT Girl Board Member and State House Representative JA Moore will help Charleston native and Founder Napiya Nubuya greet parents, volunteers, and students.

Parents can register their children before August 2nd for a seat in this inaugural workshop at

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