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Bennington College to Host STEM Summer Program for Girls

A celebration of collaborative problem-solving and empowerment, Young Hacks Academy Team Elektra all-girls program explores how the combination of digital tools and creative expression can make a difference in the local and global community.

Young Hacks Academy

From July 8-12, 2019, Bennington College will be hosting Team Elektra, a five-day program for girls in grades 6 and 7 exploring how digital tools and creative expression can make a difference in the local and global community.

Five spots will be reserved for the Bennington College community; find more information and registration on Young Hacks Academy’s website.

This program is generously supported by The Vermont Community Foundation.

About Team Elektra
Inspired and empowered, this all-girl design team is ready to change the world, using their collective creativity to produce digital media with a positive impact.

A celebration of collaborative problem-solving and empowerment, YHA Team Elektra all-girls program explores how the combination of digital tools and creative expression can make a difference in the local and global community.

As a new design start-up, Team Elektra members join together to raise awareness about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Using cloud- based software, team members create websites with informational graphics and videos that communicate to the world who we are and the positive change that we seek.

Each day, the program addresses important themes relevant to being a healthy adolescent, like identity, self-respect, and connectedness. Unleashing confidence and life skills in a week full of creativity, design, color, and fun, YHA Team Elektra prepares today’s generation of middle school girls to become inspirational leaders of tomorrow. For more information, visit younghacks.com.