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
Science + MENTORS = Success
Crush your goals and join our online club for high school girls!
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
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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Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club!