The Girls S.T.E.A.M. Institute was formed to recognize the importance of encouraging girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math because a majority of future career growth will be in learning the importance of studying S.T.E.A.M. and how much fun it is! The founders added “A” for Arts to change the notion that disciplines which favor primarily analytical intelligence are required for technological and human progress. Research shows the addition of the Arts fosters the creative intelligence of the heart which encourages visionary innovation and better understanding of critical thinking.
Additionally, the founders of Girls S.T.E.A.M. Institute acknowledge the impact of sports in the development of girls taking risks, building teams and accepting defeat as a learning tool and life lesson. Therefore, the addition of the “A” in S.T.E.A.M. stands for both, Art & Athletics.
Statistics show that girls who participate in the performing arts and sports develop self- awareness and leadership attributes which are important traits as leaders and owners of businesses.