Science Club for Girls: Celebrating 26 years!

The 2021 Virtual Catalyst Awards were a tremendous success - and it's all because of you! Thanks to your generous support, we had over 320 guests register for our virtual celebration and raised over $230,000. Your support ensures the work of Science Club for Girls continues to make an impact, for the next 26 years and beyond. Missed the show? Watch here!

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If you would like to donate, please click here or to learn about other ways to support our organization, please contact Executive Director Bonnie Bertolaet at bbertolaet@scienceclubforgirls.org

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Empowering girls to embrace STEM through meaningful mentorship and free, hands-on experiences

To foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly those from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women STEM mentors.

Celebrating 26 years of successfully providing programs for girls in our community to address the gender and diversity imbalance in STEM. SCFG provides free after school "clubs" at schools and community locations.

Volunteer, participate, or donate. SCFG relies upon the generosity of our supporters to maintain, nourish and grow. Your involvement makes a powerful statement about your commitment to racial and gender equity in STEM.

TOP FUNDERS

Thank you for your support

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I truly believe that Science Club opened [my daughter's] path... I would love to see Science Club for Girls continue but also expand, not only in Massachusetts but all over... this is such a wonderful program.
Maria Morales, SCFG Parent

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.