What We Believe

We believe that empowering girls and young women to pursue STEM careers begins in the classroom, and this age is an impressionable time in life recognized as a turning point.

Manage Negative Stereotypes: Middle school girls can form negative stereotypes about gender roles related to STEM education, which can ultimately lead to limited career opportunities in fast-growing STEM fields.

Provide Hands-on Experience: Girls who participate in STEM clubs and activities outside of school are more likely to say they will pursue STEM subjects later in their education. In addition to increasing access to STEM and Computer Science clubs, we can build experiential learning.

Create Role Models: Girls and young women have a hard time picturing themselves in STEM roles. Seeing women who work in STEM helps remind girls they have a place in these fields if the Build Mentors: Girls who know a woman in a STEM profession are substantially more likely to feel empowered when they engage in STEM activities.

Build Mentors: Girls who know a woman in a STEM profession are substantially more likely to feel empowered when they engage in STEM activities.