About

Celebrating 25 Years

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.

Key Facts

  • 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.
     

  • 75% of our girls and over 50% of mentors are from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM.
     

  • Over the last eleven years, >90% of our high school juniors and seniors have gone on to college (up 20% over the national average) and of those girls, >55% of them choose to major in STEM.
     

  • 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.

Recognition 2009–Present

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Best in Region Winner,
App Challenge

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Community Service Recognition Award

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Leadership Award in STEM Education

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Awarded to Executive Director by Mass High Tech

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Social Innovator in STEM Education and Enrichment

MA Conference for Women

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Advancement Award

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New England Innovation Award

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MetLife Foundation
AfterSchool Innovator

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Nonprofit of the Year

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