Programs

 The Connectory Logo and Airplane Child

The Connectory, operated and managed by the National Girls Collaborative, was developed so parents and other caregivers could find local STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education opportunities for the kids in their lives. It was also created with program providers in mind, providing the means for discovering new partners as well as ways to showcase the STEAM opportunities that providers are offering for youth. It's free to use!

Families and Caregivers: The Connectory features a range of STEAM opportunities for K-12 youth, including afterschool clubs, summer camps, citizen science events, Maker Fairs, and upcoming one-day events. Browse all the STEAM opportunities near you or narrow your search using advanced filters, such as by topic, location, age, or type of opportunity.

Program Providers: Programs are listed on the Partner Search page (you must be logged in to view), which is only viewable by other program providers and is there to aid collaboration. There, you can search for partners by using keywords and filter your search results by location or distance, collaboration interest, resources available, and resources needed. By “resources,” we mean the assets that programs have or are looking for, such as girls or boys interested in STEAM, STEAM curriculum, and/or access to tools, equipment, or computers.

Getting Started Guide: The Getting Started Guide is online and provides instructions for creating an account and adding your program provider details and associated opportunities.

Contact info@theconnectory.org with questions.

Program title City State/Province ZIP/Postal Codesort icon Country Organization Name
Girls IN2 STEM Aurora Illinois 60506 United States
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Aurora Illinois 60506 United States
IBM Academic Initiative Batavia Illinois 60510 United States
Fermilab Science Adventures Batavia Illinois 60510 United States
Camp Dean Day Camp - Science Sugar Grove Illinois 60554 United States
AIA Chicago Chicago Illinois 60601 United States
STEM CampUS Chicago Illinois 60601 United States
4Change Chicago Illinois 60601 United States
Chicago Architecture Center Chicago Illinois 60601 United States
Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge (H2AC) Chicago Illinois 60603 United States
Scientists for Tomorrow Chicago Illinois 60605 United States
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Chicago Illinois 60607 United States
Girls Who Code @ UIC Chicago Illinois 60607 United States
Power Up Tech Academy Chicago Illinois 60618 United States
Breakthrough's Arts and Science Academy Chicago Illinois 60624 United States
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago - TechGYRLS Chicago Illinois 60637 United States
TechGYRLS/ YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Chicago Illinois 60637 United States
Project Exploration Chicago Illinois 60653 United States
Project SYNCERE Chicago Illinois 60653 United States
Codemoji Chicago Illinois 60654 United States
Women Changing the Face of Agriculture 2016 Lanark Illinois 61046 United States
Discovery Center Museum Rockford Illinois 61103 United States
MakerGirl: 3D Printing Workshops Champaign Illinois 61820 United States
MakerGirl Summer Sessions Champaign Illinois 61820 United States
Biological Technician Program Godfrey Illinois 62035 United States