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The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) E3 program is a hands-on, real-world program emphasizing education, employment and entrepreneurship (E3) for young women of color in 5th – 8th grades using STEM technology. This program strives to provide education opportunities, career exploration, and mentorship for young students of color interested in STEM fields.

In 2019, YWCA Boulder County held several large STEM E3 Jam Sessions with the local Google campus, and in 2020 several more Jam Sessions will be held with local Boulder County technology corporate partners.

If you would like more information about this program or how a young person of color in your life can participate, please email Shiquita Yarbrough at syarbrough@ywcaboulder.org.


We have pivoted our STEM E3 program in 2020 due to COVID-19 and health, safety and social distancing concerns.

  • We kicked off our 7-week STEM Cohort sessions online in partnership with YWCA Silicon Valley and their Curated Pathways program.
  • Our upcoming Jam Sessions will be held online.
  • We are holding a limited capacity STEM E3 Summer Camp in Longmont and will follow all health, safety and social distancing recommendations.

In 2019, YWCA Boulder was selected as one of two YWCA branches in the country to be awarded a grant by Google.org to increase black and Latina students’ access to computer science and artificial intelligence education. Google.org granted YWCA USA $2 million over three years to be split between 15 YWCA branches around the country to support the YWCA’s STEM E3 (Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship) program, which works with young women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Children’s Alley Phased Reopening

We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we continue to ensure the safety of our children, teachers and families of Children’s Alley to determine our reopening date. Based on the latest decision from Boulder County to extend the Stay at Home Order until May 8, we will be moving back our phased reopening to Monday, May 11. We have determined a phased approach to reopening will ensure our alignment with Colorado Public Health guidelines.  

Phase 1 will begin on May 11, with the partial reopening of our Infant Development Center (IDC). We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA. On May 18, we will reopen part of our Pre-K program. We will be contacting families directly who currently have contracts with the YWCA.

We will not be able to offer traditional drop-in services at this time but we are working with Colorado Public Health to determine what that process will look like as we get further into the opening.