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Recipient of Cook County

Community Development Block Grant

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Sponsored by


Healthy Habits Sponsor

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Award Sponsors

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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

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  • Crush your goals.

  • Build skills for success in high school.

  • Meet women in STEAM careers. 

  • Have fun with science. 


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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. 

End-of-year awards

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!