Science Club for Girls

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Science Club for Girls provides free, mentor-based STEM programming for girls in grades K-12 from underrepresented communities.

Cambridge, MA
EIN 14-1892866
education
science
female
women
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"I'm not sure where I would be today if it weren't for Science Club for Girls. I started in 3rd grade where gum drop architecture turned into dissecting fish, which turned into talking about theoretical physics with my senior mentor. Those experiences encouraged me to select AP science courses, major in honors biochemistry in college, and lead a research project as a freshman in a microbiology lab."

92%
Over the last ten years, over 92% of our juniors and seniors go on to college, with 55% majoring in STEM.
250 Girls
Over 250 girls, grades K-12, are enrolled in our Fall 2019 programs. These girls are mentored by 55 women scientists!
5200 Hours
We are running over 5200 of programming in 2019/2020 academic year alone!
$30
One week of anatomy curriculum for a 2nd grade club
$100
A stipend for a Junior Mentor for one semester
$2000
One year of programming for one girl in our program

Financials

$485k
2018 Budget
65%Program Spend
19%Management Spend
15%Fundraising Spend
65%
19%
15%

Programs

K-5 Science Clubs

8­-10 weeks of hands-­on explorations in STEM led by volunteer women mentor scientists and Junior Mentors in weekly after school and Saturday settings.

STEMinistas: Middle School Science Clubs

Inquiry­ and project­-based team learning for middle school girls, centered on the core concepts of engineering and the design process, led by women mentor scientists.

Junior Mentor (High School) Program

A leadership development program for girls in grades 8­-12 who also serve as near-­peer mentors that co­-teach with adult mentors in K-­5th grade clubs.