Careers in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) offer young women the potential for job satisfaction, good salaries, and opportunities for advancement.
To choose financially rewarding and personally satisfying STEM careers, girls need to be well informed before making long-term decisions in high school. In our career exploration programming, we encourage girls to "try on" a variety of career paths to see which ones "fit."
The PROGRAMMING page includes descriptions of our programs. Each 50-minute workshop, focusing on one career and closely related careers, is the basic building block of our programs.
Our programming is special...
WOMEN-ONLY PROGRAMS -- talented, enthusiastic educators serve as program leaders, workshop assistants, and mentors/role models. Scientists and graduate students guide young women's team research projects.
MENTORS/ROLE MODELS play an essential part of this program. Girls and young women learn about a host of financially rewarding and personally satisfying career paths from the real-life stories of resilient, successful working women. Participants learn that women work in many fields that they might not have heard about
We use the BRAIN-BASED LEARNING STRATEGIES developed by Educator ERIC JENSEN. These strategies are successful in reaching different types of learners.
In each program, participants use MATH, SCIENCE, ANALYTICAL THINKING/PROBLEM-SOLVING, COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS (reading, writing, and listening), and SPATIAL RELATIONSHIP SKILLS.
Instead of girls only hearing about a career, girls "try on" a variety of careers to see which ones "fit."
In every career exploration program, we engage participants in HANDS-ON GAMES and ACTIVITIES to show them the skills, abilities, and interests suggested for that career; and we also provide handouts on each career.
Participants discover their personal skills, abilities, and interests. At the conclusion of a series of workshops, girls can map their own interests with those needed for a variety of careers. It's also useful for a girl to know that she doesn't like certain careers.
We get girls up and moving to increase their energy level, personal enjoyment, and enthusiasm for learning.
Workshop leaders serve as mentors and role models, modeling good behavior, and showing enthusiasm for learning, knowledge of the subject matter, and a sense of humor. Educators encourage and support creativity and curiosity, while keeping the girls interested and active.
Participants blossom under the positive attention and encouragement of workshop leaders. Girls learn that they have choices. They read the autobiographical stories of real-life mentors/role models who share their philosphies of success.
Easy, affordable implementation: Talented eductors come to your school, bringing all materials with them. The result is simple program administration with great rewards.