GIRS S.T.E.A.M. INSTITUTE
The Girls S.T.E.A.M. Institute is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit created to help educate, mentor and inspire young girls ages 12-17 to develop personal and professional power for ideation and innovation for future businesses in STEAM industries.
By building partnerships with global corporations, women business enterprises, NGOs embracing S.T.E.A.M., we plan to expand our opportunities for STEAM entrepreneurship for young girls globally.
We plan to aggregate other available resources for young girls and STEAM and post them here on our website.
We build diversity and inclusion for girls and their families so we can all work together to break down barriers to entry for women and girls for the fast-growing areas of opportunity with S.T.E.A.M. industries
WHY DO WE EXIST?
We offer an educational and experiential community of young girls, parents, teachers, coaches and adults pushing beyond conventional boundaries to guide young women to develop lives of purpose, substance and service.
The main components for our organization are three programs intended to instill curiosity, innovation and team work which builds self-confidence in young girls to “pay it forward” and help others see the possibilities within themselves.
New Programs Launching:
The Online Learning Center is a resource of information for girls, parents, and educators geared to provide personal and professional development tools for young girls taught by experts. These classes are not currently available to students attending public middle and high schools today and will be offered without cost to the students.
The podcast series is geared to educate and inform young girls, parents, teachers and all others who want to learn the latest trends and valuable insights from leaders in the S.T.E.A.M. industries.
Some of our guest speakers will be leaders in gaming, technology, digital media, business leaders, critical thinking, team building,
communications and personality styles, to name a few.
Girls 12-17 years of age compete through written application to participate in a two-day Team Competition to develop a viable business concept and a digital application and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for cash awards.
Girls learn about team building, financing a business, making compelling presentations, critical thinking and business analysis.
Parents are encouraged to attend and participate in Parents Only workshops.
HOW WE HELP BUILD COMMUNITIES
Girls S.T.E.A.M. Institute is partnering with schools, government agencies, foundations and other nonprofit STEM or STEAM organizations to build bridges across multiple industries that showcase multiple resources for young girls in STEAM. Our goal is to reach girls who may not be interested in STEAM now but change their thinking to make choices to get involved because of the testimonies of other young girls like them who are having so much fun!
To achieve this, we are building a new program which will train young girls who have completed our program to go back into their communities and hold workshops and training camps for young girls. There will be no cost to attend because any overhead for the program will be underwritten through donations and grants.
Parents, teachers and schools will have access to our Online Learning Center and Podcast Series to help them keep pace with all of the changes in the fields of science and technology and it won’t cost them a penny. Plus it will help girls become better prepared for working in the STEAM fields, qualify for scholarships, fellowships and paid internships.