National Mentoring Month: Utilizing Mentorship to Empower Girls in STEM
The National Girls Collaborative Project is celebrating National Mentoring Month by highlighting the importance of role models and mentors in empowering girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. Join us as we discuss exemplary practices with Techbridge, learn of SciGirls resources around mentorship, and hear from FabFems about their experiences mentoring young girls. We will also take time to hear from participants and discuss methods for promoting the mentoring work that inspires girls to pursue STEM.
Techbridge excites, enourages, and inspires girls to pursue learning in technology, science, and engineering. They make circuits, design buildings, work with mentors, and much more through Techbridge's extracurricular programs and family resources. By building girls' confidence in STEM skills through hands-on learning, Techbrige is empowering the next generation of innovators and leaders to discover rewarding careers.
SciGirls is a show for kids ages 8-12, showcasing bright, curious, real tween girls putting STEM to work in their everyday lives. Each episode goes beyond science “factoids” to highlight the process of science and engineering. Girls can see how choosing, questioning, planning, predicting, observing, interpreting and communicating actually take place. They learn how rewarding and fun it is to do science and engineering with your peers, and the show’s female mentors offer girls a glimpse of exciting STEM career possibilities. The goal of SciGirls is nothing less than changing how millions of girls think about STEM! Every girl can be a SciGirl!
FabFems is a national database of women in STEM professions who are inspiring role models for young women. The FabFems directory is accessible to young women, girl-serving STEM programs, and other organizations that are working to increase career awareness and interest in STEM. FabFems is designed to facilitate the important connection between young women and STEM female professionals during critical transition points in the career pathway.