Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math


An exclusive opportunity to have

a great time setting goals for your future! 

 For specially selected 9th grade Girls  

in Rich Township High School District 227.



Meet Women  in STEAM careers and educational paths and learn how they have reached success!

Information for families and students


MANDATORY PARENT REGISTRATION: If you have been specially selected to participate in Girls STEAM Ahead Success, we ask that you have a parent or guardian fill out an online registration form. The registration form asks for your parent or guardian's consent and must be completed by a parent.


LET'S HAVE FUN, BUT GET SERIOUS: We ask that students and families please take their commitment to Girls STEAM Ahead SUCCESS seriously. This is a one-of-a kind opportunity to meet women in STEAM careers, explore your own pathways, set goals for your future, and have fun gaining skills you can use in the workforce.  Space is limited, and only a number of students have been selected. So we ask that you please show up, ready to invest in yourself!

If you have questions about Girls STEAM Ahead SUCCESS please contact

MANDATORY FAMILY KICK-OFF CELEBRATION: November 13, 2019 from 6pm-7:30pm at Rich South Auditorium


Dr. Andrea Brown-Thirston

Dr. Andrea Brown-Thirston, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Policy (School of Education and Social Policy) from Northwestern University in 1995 and her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003. Her dissertation topic,
“African American girls and issues of identity”, set the stage for her co-authored book, Understanding Teenage Girls: Culture, Identity and Schooling, published in 2011, by Rowman and Littlefield. Dr. Brown-Thirston is excited to be leading Girls STEAM Ahead SUCCESS at Rich Township High School District 227!


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