Science Club for Girls: Celebrating 26 years!
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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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Empowering girls to embrace STEM through meaningful mentorship and free, hands-on experiences
Thank you for your support
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.