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.

2021 Mini-grant Recipients 

Arizona 
Arizona Science Center, Girls in STEM Initiative 
Florida 
University of South Florida, Oceanography Camp for Girls
Georgia 
The New Tenth Foundation, STEAM Program for Teens
Illinois 
CommUnity Makery, CHI626 Maker Club
Massachusetts 
Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg Leominster, Summer Gems
New York 
Morrison Mentors
SUNY Schenectady County Community College, CSTEP Program
Oregon 
OregonASK
Pennsylvania 
Penn State University, EnvironMentors 
Tennessee 
Williamson County 4-H, Williamson County 4-H STEM
Wisconsin 
Milwaukee School of Engineering, MSOE STEM

Contact Us  

Please send questions to brite@ngcproject.org.

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