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This year, with the help of our sponsors, donors, and TEAM WILLA
45 middle school students are empowered to explore careers in STEAM with their participation in Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club, a free afterschool club featuring:
8 in-person club meetings with healthy snacks, hands on activities, and diverse mentors in STEAM
Family Field Trip to Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve
2 Summer Film Fest events
Back-to-School SUCCESS Soiree with end-of-year awards
Mentors from Mercy Hospital, University of Chicago, Prairie State College, Dober, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Cook County Health Systems, St. Bernard Hospital, Serendipity Yoga, Burwood Group, and Morrison Container Handling Solutions.
After School Club for 6-8th graders
led by Dr. Andrea Brown-Thirston
Co-author of Understanding Teenage Girls: Culture, Identity and Schooling
Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club
Crush your goals.
Build skills for success in high school.
Meet women in STEAM careers.
Have fun with science.
If selected, your FREE membership includes:
8 Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club meetings from January 2022 – May 2022
Club meetings are held at Homewood Science Center. We start with a free snack and you can meet girls from other schools. Club meetings give you a chance to meet women in STEAM, set goals, and have fun with science.
4 Special Events May – August
From our Family Field Trip to hike a local nature preserve, to our summer film fests, to our Back-to-School SUCCESS Soiree, these events keep our club connected throughout the summer.
We celebrate our students' SUCCESS with special awards at the end of our program year.
Exclusive access to our Mentor Directory
Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club mentors want to see you succeed! Learn more about our mentors and how they went from classroom to career with our Mentor Directory.
Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club Calendar 2022
Students and their parent/guardian must attend the February 2 Family Q&A on Google Hangout Meet. Students are required to attend a minimum of six Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club meetings and at least two special events.
December 13: Student Applications open; Mentor Registration opens
January 25: Application Deadline
January 28: Students and parents/guardians will be notified of club selection
February 2: Family Q&A / Google Hangout Meet / 7pm
February 8: Club meeting / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
February 22: Club meeting / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
March 8: Club meeting / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
March 22: Club meeting / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
April 5: Club meeting / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
April 19: Club meeting / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
May 3: Club meeting / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
May 17: Club meeting / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
May 21: Special Event: Family Field Trip / 10:00am - 12:00pm
June 28: Special Event: Summer Film Fest / 2:30pm - 5:00pm
July 19: Special Event: Summer Film Fest / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
August 6: Special Event: Back to School SUCCESS Soiree / 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Hear from our 2021 Club MVPs!