ATLANTA, GEORGIA (PRWEB) JULY 09, 2015
American CyberSystems, Inc. (ACS Group) recently presented three college scholarships of $10,000 each, to participants of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Teen Girls in Technology (TGI Tech) program. TGI Tech is a program dedicated to preparing young women from middle school through high school for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). The scholarships were awarded to three high school graduates participating in the program.
ACS Group CEO Raj Sardana and his wife, Nita Sardana, ACS Group Vice President of Community Outreach and Corporate Giving, have sponsored TGI Tech since 2006. ACS Group encourages its employees to take an active role in strengthening the community by supporting teen technology education and mentoring.
“TGI Tech is truly a life-changing program,” Nita Sardana commented. “We strongly believe in the work being done by the YWCA to help these young women live out their dreams and have a more secure and successful future. This is the fourth graduating class and the fourth time we have awarded these scholarships to very deserving young women. This year’s recipients were, Brittany Maddox, Brooke Simpson, and Hannah Culbreath.”
The goal of TGI Tech is to prepare young women to enter a world of non-traditional, STEM-related careers such as engineering, oceanography, computer science, and biotechnology. The program helps increase the interest, confidence, and competence of girls and young women, ages 12 through 18, who plan to pursue technology careers. Program participants receive innovative learning opportunities to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The program also links these girls to successful women in STEM professions, for additional mentoring and encouragement.
“We are truly grateful for ACS Group’s continued support of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Teen Girls in Technology program,” said Kimberlyn Daniel, CEO of YWCA Atlanta. “Our goal with this STEM initiative is to connect girls with non-traditional career paths, and support from organizations like ACS Group allows us to continue that work.”
“As a provider of leading-edge information technology solutions, AIC Group understands how important it is to help foster IT careers for young women today, so we can increase the number and diversity of skilled professionals for the future,” Raj Sardana said. “These same students may one day be ACS Group consultants working at Fortune 100 companies here in Atlanta.”
About American CyberSystems, Inc. (ACS Group)
Founded in 1998, ACS Group specializes in providing information technology and engineering consulting, healthcare business solutions, PMO services, and workforce management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies across numerous industries. Consistently recognized for identifying and implementing strategic solutions that create and preserve long-term business value, ACS Group has become one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., with a workforce of more than 10,000 employees, 40 office locations, and 700 customers worldwide. For more information about ACS Group, please visit http://www.acsicorp.com.
About the YWCA of Greater Atlanta
YWCA of Greater Atlanta is a not-for-profit membership organization that provides social services, advocacy, education, and leadership development. It is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Established on the Spelman College campus in 1902, the YWCA of Greater Atlanta has six key programs: Women In Transition, Teen Girls in Technology, Early Learning Academy, After School Learning Academy, EncorePlus and Empowered Youth Entertainment. It is a member of World YWCA, which is comprised of YWCAs in 106 countries around the globe. Visit http://www.ywcaatlanta.org.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (PRWEB) JULY 09, 2015