Inspire Girls to AIM HIGH in STEM!
This fall, we expanded programming by 40% to serve over 350 girls in our free weekly Science Clubs, both virtual and in-person, all about the Human Body! In a fun, supportive setting, they've built model lungs with balloons, explored the digestive tract with pantyhose, and replicated the immune system with slime!
As we look ahead to our 2022 "Blast Off!" curriculum, all about rocketry and aerospace, we need your help to ensure girls can shoot for the stars in STEM!
With over 200 girls on our waiting list—we need your help! You make these life-changing experiences possible. You can ensure more girls from diverse backgrounds can aim high in STEM, by making a donation today.
Help us raise $50,000 by December 31, so that more girls can participate in FREE programming at Science Club for Girls, in 2022 and beyond!
Your donation will be DOUBLED! Thanks to a generous gift from the Farfy Foundation, all remaining donations up to $30,000 will be matched through December 31st, 2021! Don't delay—please give today to help us reach the goal!
Science Club Fall 2021 by the numbers:
Over 350 girls in K-12
actively engaged in Science Clubs
500 materials kits delivered for
8 weeks of hands-on experiments
80% of girls underrepresented in STEM
by race and economic factors
80+ women-in-STEM mentors
teaching weekly Science Clubs
More than 63,000 views of our Live Science Show SCFGLive! reaching an even wider audience
Over 27 years of engaging girls in STEM
through experiential education and mentorship
Big dreams...more than we could count!
Empowering girls and gender-expansive youth to embrace STEM through meaningful mentorship and free, hands-on experiences
I’m not sure I’d be where I am if I hadn’t had mentors and peers in Science Club who encouraged me to pursue what I wanted and helped me build the confidence to get there.
— Sophie, Junior Mentor
What We Know
An achievement gap exists between well-resourced and economically-stressed children from the moment they begin school.
Research on how children learn shows that learning that happens outside of the traditional classroom helps students see the relevance of academic subjects and leads to deeper interest, which in turn directly impacts achievement.
The achievement gap between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers was evident in the 2017 Next Generation math MCAS scores
The number of white students whose scores exceeded the standards was four times higher than black or Hispanic students, and the number of black and Hispanic students who did not meet the standard was almost three times as high as white students.
Research shows that girls begin to associate boys with science and math as early as grade two, and middle school is often when stereotypes and harmful associations cause many girls to avoid STEM subjects.
Economic Policy Institute 2015.
National Research Council 2009, 2011.
Department of Education 2017 profiles http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/nextgenmcas.aspx
Cvencek, D., Meltzoff, A.N., and Greenwald, A.G., Child Dev. 2011 May-Jun;82(3):766-79.