Teen-Turn provides hands-on technology experience to teenage girls from disadvantaged and under-represented communities, inspiring them to see themselves in STEM-oriented careers and make more informed third-level course choices.

Since being awarded from the Engage & Educate Fund, Teen-Turn has expanded from Dublin, Cork and Limerick into Sligo, Galway, Athlone and Carlow. They have so far supported over 250 girls from 18 DEIS schools and engaged nearly 150 women-in-tech mentors from 30+ companies. As of autumn, 2018, every one of Teen-Turn’s pilot participants has entered into third‑level education. Teen-Turn has gone on to secure €60,000 in follow-on funding through multiple awards and grants and was one of 15 organisations to win a place on the 2018 Google.org Impact Challenge.

The support we received gave us the push to formalise our organisational structure, which has positioned us for more opportunities and growth.
Joanne Dolan, Founder

Now I feel like I have a clearer vision of my path for the future and a sense of direction. If I had not been given this opportunity, engineering or science would never have even crossed my mind.
Jennifer Burns, Cork, Teen-Turn Past Student