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build job skills 

meet women in STEAM

explore citizen science

Tuesdays January 19, 2021 - June 1, 2021

Hangout & Test your Tech: 3:45pm

Club Meetings: 4pm-4:45pm

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Science + MENTORS = Success

Crush your goals and join our online club for high school girls!

Recipient of Cook County

Community Development Block Grant

Sponsored by


MVP Awards sponsored by


Summer SUCCESS Scholarships 


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Michelle Yates PhD | Environmental Racism & Community Activism
Michelle Yates PhD | Environmental Racism & Community Activism

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Homewood Science Center’s Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club addresses the underrepresentation of women--particularly women of color--in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This club meets online weekly, January-May, to give female students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to connect with peer mentors and female professionals in STEAM, set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely) goals, build 21st century job skills, and explore citizen science. Club meetings feature engagement with STEAM professionals and hands-on activities aligned with the topic of the day. Additional experiential learning opportunities and family support, such as a family field trip led by program specialists from the Forest Preserves of Cook County, round out the program.


Guest speakers at each Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club meeting represent a diverse cohort of women professionals in STEAM education and careers. Research shows female mentors are a powerful force to help girls and young women maintain confidence in their skills, feel a sense of belonging, and stay committed to personal and professional goals in STEAM. “I liked that they helped me get to my life goals,” said one student participant.

AMAZON MVP Awards 2021


MVP Personal Mindset: Danielle Robinson

MVP Planning for SUCCESS: Lola Williams

MVP Collaboration: Janelle LeRoy

MVP Communication: Fatima Hernandez

MVP Social Awareness: Abigail Burgos
MVP Problem Solving: Valentino Okafor

MVPs use the workforce skills they learned in Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club to achieve SUCCESS! Amazon awarded MVPs with a piece of tech gear to help them in reaching their goals.


Thank you Amazon!

Pathway to Summer SUCCESS Scholarship 2021


Alana Thompson

Samira Frison

Kai Turner

Lola Williams

Our scholarship winners are working towards their future SUCCESS in education and received a free college credit course at Prairie State College, including the cost of book rental.


Thank you Prairie State College!

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