What’s CHiPS?


CHiPS is a civics advocacy and education outreach program.

Who is it for?

CHiPS is for all K-12 public school students, but particularly girls,

What does it offer? 

CHiPS provides knowledge of how our unique form of government works and the skills necessary to become effective and engaged citizens.

What is the purpose of the program?

Our aim is to champion women’s representation in public leadership and encourage women and girls to pursue careers in CHiPS fields. Read our brochure.

What do we provide?

We have a four-fold program to make this happen:

  • Start with the basics of self-governance early
  • Give students opportunities for action
  • Increase girls’ awareness of CHiPS careers
  • Increase hours of CHiPS education and proficiency in schools

How do we provide it?

The Eugene-Lane Branch provides CHiPS programs for schools:

  • AAUW members host CHiPS Tables at Social Studies Teachers’ Inservice
  • AAUW members speak to students in classes and clubs
  • AAUW members sponsor girls to participate in active-learning programs

How can schools  bring the program to their teachers?

Contact Peggy Shippen, Eugene-Lane CHiPS Chair: chips97405 (at) gmail.com or use our contact form.