Founded in 1994, Science Club for Girls is a registered 501(c)3 organization that fosters excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls and young women from underrepresented communities with free, experiential community-based programs.
With women making up less than 26 percent of the STEM workforce — and Black and Hispanic women at less than 4 percent — SCFG addresses a critical need, offering a continuum of engaging activities in STEM for K-8 girls, junior mentoring and leadership experiences for high school girls, and adult mentoring and role modeling by committed women with STEM careers.
The clubs are free — removing a barrier to access.
SCFG focuses on girls and young women from groups underrepresented in STEM by income, race and/or first generation college-bound.
In 2016, 80% of our girls were from underrepresented communities and 100% went on to college, including to prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Brandeis, Boston and Northeastern Universities.
For the past nine years, more than half our alumni have majored in STEM fields and are ideally positioned to benefit from follow-on programs.
SCFG participants stay interested in science through high school, select more challenging math and science courses and are aware of STEM career possibilities because of SCFG.
STEM needs to be where kids are — schools and community centers, after-school, and on weekends — and introduced at a young age when they are most curious.