EmpowHer Institute is dedicated to empowering disadvantaged and at-risk girls by helping them gain the skills necessary through education, training and mentorship so they gain confidence, graduate high school and become college and career-ready. Our grant for $11,135.00 will purchase technology equipment to be used to enhance weekly project based EmpowHer Girls Academy Middle School programs at four different LA schools. Approximately 150 girls a year will use the equipment to integrate technology into the project- based learning component of the Girls Academy. They will now take their ideas to the next level by creating websites, apps, digital guides, podcasts, etc. Learning to use and apply this technology together with other girls will increase the girls’ interest in technology, increase their technical skills in photography, film, editing, website design and digital media, all while developing critical thinking skills, teaching collaboration and communication.