Since its founding in 1994, Science Club for Girls (SCFG) has provided the very best in girls-specific programming by connecting girls in K-12 grades, especially those from underrepresented groups, with female mentor-scientists through free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in a fun, nurturing, interactive environment. Our club-based model fosters both scientific thinking and sisterhood for our youngest participants. Our teen leadership programs give girls the opportunity to be role models, teach young children science, learn life skills, conduct science research in applied settings, and explore careers in science and technology.With fully 80% of the fastest growing jobs in the next decade requiring capabilities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, our efforts to increase interest and promote career awareness in these fields are essential to ensure the economic security for underrepresented groups and their communities. Out-of-school-time programs like Science Club for Girls are incredibly important to narrowing the achievement gap and to assuring the long-term economic competitiveness for the state and the country, as outlined in the MA Governor’s Plan for Excellence in STEM Education and in President Obama’s Educate to Innovate campaign, including the Change the Equation initiative.Our work and our organization have been recognized by national and local organizations.
Have you had a great mentor or science teacher? Was there one experiment or conversation that changed your path, steering you to become the woman that you are? Want to be that role model in our community? Volunteer with us and become a mentor!
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