Thank you for your continued support of Science Club for Girls through the years. We will be pausing our programs during the spring and summer of 2018. During this time we will focus on growing our fundraising base, planning for a fall relaunch of programs, and exploring partnership opportunities with organizations that are committed to our mission of fostering excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls from underrepresented communities.
We are proud of the transformative work that Science Club for Girls has done for girls and their families since the organization started twenty three years ago at the King Open school in Cambridge. SCFG has provided weekly, free, fun after-school, Saturday, and summer programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to 1,500 girls and young women in grades K-12 in 2016-2017. 80% of SCFG’s participants were from racial, ethnic, or economic backgrounds that are underrepresented in STEM fields. Our girls met at more than 20 sites across eastern Massachusetts, including in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Lawrence, and the clubs were led by over 250 volunteer mentors.
While pausing these amazing programs is a difficult decision to make, we believe that it is the right decision at this time. We will use the spring and summer to build a sustainable fundraising base and structure our organization and programs for sustainable expansion and partnerships. We plan on starting with a focus on a core set of programs that we believe will significantly impact the girls we serve and also show potential for growth. We will build on the high quality programming that we are known for and work towards delivering the same transformational experience to all the girls we serve.
During this transitional period we will also be exploring partnership opportunities with organizations that share our mission. Throughout, we will be reviewing our board and organizational structure to assess what can be improved to more effectively support Science Club for Girls in the future.
To continue, we need your support. We are even more committed to our mission and to the girls we have served for the past 23 years. We have come this far because of the strong and valued support of the communities we serve and all of you. We ask for your continued support as we move into our next stage.
If you have questions or would like to be notified of future endeavors, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCFG fosters excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering & mathematics.