Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers.
The mission of the Transportation YOU program is to develop the next generation of the transportation industry by growing the involvement and interest of girls and young women in STEM studies. Through the program, WTS chapters work to make a difference in the lives of girls by offering activities that introduce them to all modes of transportation, and encourage school course selection in math, science, and technology – the stepping-stones to careers that can change the face of the transportation industry.
Transportation YOU: DC Summit
Traditionally, the DC Summit is the signature program of Transportation YOU. The DC Summit offers attendees an opportunity to meet college representatives and senior administration officials, including the U.S. Department of Transportation Senior Leadership; explore the White House and U.S. Capitol, local airports, the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro), and other transportation hubs; experience engineering challenges, professional development programs, and networking events; and learn about college opportunities, core transportation development components, such as accessibility and livable communities, and career planning.
Historically, the DC Summit brings mentees (students age 15-17) and mentors (transportation professionals) to Washington, DC in June, for a 4-day program of tours, lectures, and interactive experiences showcasing careers in Transportation. Students register to attend the Summit through WTS Chapters, and each of the 65 WTS Chapters register 3 students + 1 mentor.
WTS Foundation applauds our corporate sponsors who help support the Transportation YOU mission by sponsoring the DC Summit program.