Dear SCFG friends, families, supporters, and advocates,
Ever since the April 22 Science March, I’ve been wondering how each of us can turn all the energy on display into something positive, something lasting longer than a few hours that soothes the soul and fires up the spirit. I pondered the very same thing after returning home from Washington D.C. after the January 21 Women’s March.
Marches are good. And important. Yet, they are not enough. There must be something more we can do.
I’m writing today to ask for your support of Science Club for Girls. We’re the perfect antidote to the anti-facts, anti-science, anti-woman rhetoric we’ve heard far too much of lately. We’re training the next generation of girls to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Science Club for Girls is one solution to the current environment. I hope you will consider a gift to support our work.
Each year, we serve 1,400 girls in Massachusetts. Predominately low-income, Black and Latina, the girls we serve are dramatically underrepresented in STEM fields. We create a pipeline of future scientists, engineers, computer coders, and math whizes. Our girls are confident and literate in STEM fields, and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do in college and in their careers.
I’m action oriented, and feel a sense of urgency to take positive steps in addition to holding signs and speaking out. Will you invest in our work as we chart a path forward into a world that values facts, prizes rigorous analysis, and sees girls and women as fully equal and deserving of respect and opportunity in every field and career?
Science Club for Girls needs you — please
make a gift today!
Martha M. Walz
Interim Executive Director