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National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP)

The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • Karen Peterson, Amy Foster
New York On Tech

New York On Tech

New York On Tech (NYOT) is on a mission to prepare the next generation of technology leaders emerging from New York City. We are committed to developing, mentoring and providing support to low-opportunity students interested in the field of technology.

Northrop Grumman Foundation

Providing unique education experiences related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for students and teachers is the Northrop Grumman Foundation’s top priority. 

The Foundation supports diverse and sustainable national-level programs that enhance the education experience for students and provide teachers with the training and tools they need to be successful in the classroom.

  • Stephanie Fitzsimmons
Online School for Girls

Online School for Girls

The Online School for Girls is both the first single-gender online school and the first independent online school in the world. The School is a consortium effort of over seventy of the best nationally and internationally known schools. Our schools share a commitment to girls’ education and have proven expertise in creating school environments for girls that, according to research, have resulted in higher academic achievement and self-confidence.
  • Eliza Griscom

OpenWorld Learning

 

OpenWorld Learning (OWL) is a Denver-based, independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that                                                                                                       supports children’s school success by tapping the power of digital technology and peer teaching                                                                                                        to developleadership and ignite a love of learning. OWL provides a fun and challenging after-school                                                                                  educational program centered on teaching advanced computer technology to Denver area students.                                                                                          We aim to offer equal opportunity by offering after-school and summer programs for Title I, 3rd – 8th                                                                                             graders that help them develop digital literacy skills. Our program is a fun and safe way for these students                                                                                         to learn computer technology through projects and peer teaching. We provide these students with real-world                                                                              learning opportunities they may otherwise not have access to, and our programs are proven to improve                                                                                    school attendance and standardized test scores, especially in math. 

 
 

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. PLTW's comprehensive curriculum is collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students. The hands-on, project-based courses engage students on multiple levels, expose them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provide them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. 

  • Bennett Brown, Anne Jones

Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc. (ROX)

ROX is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is focused on the health, safety, education, and empowerment of girls. Our mission is to equip girls with the knowledge and skills needed to live healthy, independent, productive, and violence-free lives. We do this by delivering a 20-week evidence-based empowerment program for adolescent girls that focuses on team-building, healthy friendships and relationships, effective communication, dating and sexual violence prevention, body image, confidence and self-esteem, stress and coping, academic and career development, and leadership.

  • Lisa Hinkelman, Ph.D.
Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls (SCFG) strives to provide the very best in girls-specific programming, by connecting girls in K-12 grades, especially those from underrepresented groups, with female mentor-scientists through free science and engineering programs in a fun, nurturing, interactive environment. Our leadership program for teenage girls gives them the opportunity to be role models, teach young children science, learn life skills, conduct outreach, and explore careers in science and technology. 

  • Kate Pickle
SciGirls

SciGirls

SciGirls is a weekly television series and educational outreach program for elementary and middle-school children based on proven best practices for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for girls. Launched in February 2011 and produced by Twin Cities Public Television, the episodes are broadcast on most PBS stations. SciGirls is designed to encourage girls to pursue STEM careers, in response to the low numbers of women in many scientific careers.

  • Sarah Carter, Rita Karl

Smith County School District

Our purpose, our mission in the Smith County School District is to provide learning opportunities that will challenge and encourage our students to succeed, and enable them to become productive and well adjusted citizens in an ever-changing society.  Recognizing that all students have worth, dignity, and individual needs and talents, we continually strive to adapt the Smith County School District’s education program to encompass a diverse student population.

 

  • Jimmy Hancock

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