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Florida Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter
Advancing the Agenda in Gender Equity for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
In This Issue
Mini Grant Applications Open
Summer Opportunities
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida is the lead agency for the Florida Girls Collaborative Project.  GSWCF serves 8 counties, 30,000 girls and 10,000 adults.  Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with activities that are relevant to everyday life. Whether they're discovering how a car's engine runs, becoming math whizzes, or learning about careers in STEM fields, girls are moving forward into the future.   
Apply Now- Mini Grant Applications Close June 20

Last week you should have received an e-mail letting you know mini-grant applications are now open.  I've received a few questions and wanted to follow up to help you with the process.
How do I access a mini-grant application?

If you have a program already registered in the Program Directory, you can begin a Mini-Grant Application immediately at the link above.
If you do not have a program registered, you must first Register a Program so that it may be selected as your lead program.
Please be aware, new programs registered are the program directory are first vetted by NGCP staff and may take up to 48 hours to appear in the directory.  They must be in the directory before an application can be started.
If you are in the process of waiting for your program directory listing to appear, you can still see the questions asked to formulate your answers by viewing a sample application.
Funds are generally used within a year of funding date, but there is flexibility available in the funding period.
Deadline to apply is midnight June 20, 2010.

For further questions, please contact Amy Foster, State Collaborative Lead, afoster@gswcf.org, 813.281.447 X1764


Summer Opportunities

Free Surf 'n Science Camp (2 Sessions )
Session I, June 14-17
Session II, June 21-24
Check-In 9:00 AM Monday, Check-Out 3 PM Thursday
2481 N. Oceanshore Boulevard
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Explore the Ocean and its surroundings from a different perspective!  Girls Get IT will offer a 4-day, 3-night camp which will introduce young women, ages 14-18, to the world of surfing & science.  In addition to surf lessons taught by a local surf professional, participants will explore other topics such as Astrology, BioChemistry, & Ecology.  To register, please e-mail Douglas Beaven, dgbeaven@girlsgetit.org, or 386.439.5730
Geek Squad Summer Academy
July 13-15, 9 AM - 2:30 PM
Clay High School
Green Cove Springs, FL
Girls in 6th - 12th Grades
Girls will explore internet communication and learn computer basics.  Learn to build a computer, do digital photography, make digital music and compete in Wiiolympics. To register or for more information, please contact Carrie Kashawlic at ckashawlic@girlscouts-gateway.org or 904.291.0648.
Have an opportunity you want others to know about?  Let us know and we may be able to feature you in the next newsletter!
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The Florida Girls Collaborative Project is a collaborative effort funded through the National Girls Collaborative Project and the National Science Foundation.  Partners of the National Girls Collaborative Project are featured above.  Agencies involved in the leadeship of the Florida Collaborative include Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Girls Inc. of Pinellas, University of Central Florida and the Women's Research Center, AAUW, and Girl Scouts of Apalachee Bend.  To learn more about the National Girls Collaborative Project or to contact one of the above agencies
click here.
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