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Community Development Block Grant

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Girls STEAM Celebration 

Saturday April 13, 2024 | 10am-3pm

6th-12th grade students & Mentors in STEAM

Prairie State College & Conference Center

202 S. Halsted St. Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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Homewood Science Center invites students in 6th-12th grade and mentors in STEAM to a day of exploration, food, and fun at Prairie State College & Conference Center. Find out about education and career paths with our STEAM Showcase, featuring hands-on activities and exhibits from mentors in STEAM. After that, we’ll explore STEAM in small teams. With Panera for breakfast and Aurelio’s Pizza for lunch, this event is geared towards girls who want to celebrate STEAM!


Check back January 15 to register as a student attendee, a student leader, or a STEAM mentor. 

Student Leadership Training | Saturday April 6, 2024 | 3pm-6pm

11th & 12th grade students will be selected & notified by March 15, 2024.

Student Leaders will play an important role at our big event! Leaders need to be up for anything and ready to have fun as they take on the task of guiding the girls through an afternoon of STEAM challenges. At the Student Leadership training on Saturday April 6 at Homewood Science Center, you will meet the other student leaders, get familiar with the event activities, and prep materials for our Celebration taking place the next week. Sounds like things might get hungry with all this hard work... so we'll treat to Chipotle! Science and tacos, YES!


Participation in Student Leadership Training is required to be a student leader at the Girls Steam Celebration on Saturday April 13, 2024. To apply as a student leader, fill out the Girls STEAM Celebration Student Application (check back January 15, 2024) and make sure you check the box for Student Leader. Only high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply as Student Leaders.

Additionally, Student Leaders are encouraged to apply to give a welcome speech at the Girls STEAM Celebration. You will help set the tone for the Girls STEAM Celebration, so your speech will need to be energetic, inspiring, and show the other girls your experience and enthusiasm for STEAM. If you would like to apply to give our welcome speech, please prepare a 5-10 minute speech to present at our Student Leadership Training on April 6. The Student Leaders and Homewood Science Center staff will vote on who will give the welcome speech during the April 6 Student Leadership Training.

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