|Girls 4 Science Programs |
Girls4Science is a nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing girls in Chicago ages 10-18 years old to science, technology, engineering and math. We focus on developing skills, self-esteem, awareness and relationships to helpo girls overcome barriers that may prevent them from achieving greater success in these fields.
Research shows boys and girls demonstrate similar attitudes toward science in elementary school. As they get older, girls' grades and interest decline. Only about 20 percent of women in the U.S. have careers in STEM fields.
G4S has an open enrollment policy that does not discriminate on the basis of financial status. Many who take part do not have readily available resources to support educational opportunities. Others, who once had access to enrichment programs, no longer do because of bdget cuts during these difficult economic times. Consequently, they share a lack of positive images and varied role models that can isolate them in male-dominated STEM fields.
G4S draws upon external partners to provide comprehensive hands-on, personal experiences during our summer and fall six-week sessions. It is Chicago's only all-girls science initiative providing certified instructors in a state of the art laboratory. It is also an organization offering a noncompetitive, peer-to-peer environment of encouragement.
We fulfill our mission in several ways that have proven successful in retaining girls' interest in STEM subjects:
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