Brite 2021

Overview

Brite 2021 Logo Brite is an online, interdisciplinary STEM program built for girls ages 13-16. The Brite Pilot was offered in the summer of 2020Brite 2021, a joint venture between the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) and The Hello Studios, will be July 12-22, 2021, and will provide a high-quality, online suite of activities centered on collaborative learning with female role modelsBrite 2021 will consist of two courses: Art x Science, featuring role models and activities at the intersection of art and science, and Dream Big, Take Risks, featuring role models and activities that introduce girls to audacious careers in STEM. customized online platform, accessed through a 1:1 devicewill serve as a launching pad for girls to participate in individual, small group, and community-wide activities. 

Central Program Goals

  • Foster STEM identity: belief in self, image, and ability 
  • Foster STEM agency: decision-making about STEM   
  • Build a community of girl learners and a support network among them
  • Spark curiosity and creativity

Each Brite week will run Monday-Thursday for approximately 3 hours of programming each day. Each day will include hands-on, authentic learning experiences, centering upon problem-solving, creativity, and real-world application, as well as 60-minute webinar featuring a female role model and a robust Q&AThe week will culminate with BriteFest; a 90-minute celebratory event hosted by a female role model.  Brite will provide girls with multiple opportunities to act as scientists, demonstrate and build competence, and interact and receive recognition from role models and peers. A Brite Community, where all participants are valued and safe, can share, and make mistakes will be built.

The application is now closed. 

Resources

Brite 2021 RFA 
Brite 2021 Application Questions (PDF)
Brite 2021 FAQs 

Contact Us  

Please send questions to Kata Lucas, klucas@ngcproject.org.

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