What We Do
She Built This City is comprised of three main pillars & age groups:
First, girls ages 9-12 and 14-17. Ages 9-12, we have “Explore Trades” Workshops & to begin exploration in maker spaces they may not traditionally be exposed to – construction, automotive, engineering, equipment operation & entrepreneurship in underrepresented spaces. In summer/fall 2020, SBTC anticipates after school programs & also “Builder Girls Camp” opportunities across Charlotte that work to provide finished projects to other local charities (planter boxes for food pantries, chicken coops, etc).
Ages 14-17, SBTC is scaling the “Builder Girls” club program for 8th grade girls in Charlotte-area middle schools (pilot program at Sun Valley Middle School in January 2020) – curriculum to learn a trade and run a business, with the expectation of joining 9th-12th grade “Career & College Promise” programs in High Schools. They will also be “pitching” their new Construction Company as entrepreneurs to local builders at the culmination of the program. Graduate Builder Girls will also have the opportunity to mentor the 9-12 camps as “pay-it-forward” ambassadors.