G-STEM

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G-STEM

For high school female students, designed as is a pre-collegiate experience held at E-STEM worksites and education institutions across the state. The goal is to encourage female students to pursue college majors and careers in engineering and other E-STEM-related fields through a program of focused hands-on rigorous academics, enrichment, and career exploration.

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Engaged Mentorship 

A rich sense of community grows as adult women mentors participate in program activities alongside young women. Mentors model positive risk-taking and a willingness to be transformed.
 
Finding One’s Voice
Young women develop confident self-expression and mutual understanding through creative workshops, training, and community conversations. Youth learn to speak about their beliefs and find ways to help their communities.
 
Social and Emotional Learning 
Integrates the five SEL core competencies (e.g. self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills) that research links to academic and life success.
 
Young Women Leadership
Young women develop leadership skills as they plan and lead workshops and community events, and shape program development. The training addresses topics such as public speaking, advocacy, institutional power, and facilitation skills.

Eligibility

This program is open to all youth in grades 8 through 12 in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. Youth must be focused, determined and ready to discover. Costs and fees are waived for students receiving free or reduced lunch. 

Interested in helping with this program?

Mentorship is proven to increase retention, persistence, and graduation of student participants. This high-quality, high-impact mentoring program provides a unique E-STEM platform between mentor and student through an interactive and personalized curriculum.

To get involved in this life-changing and ground-breaking program, apply below. Be someone who matters to someone who matters, and mentor a college student! Click the box below. 

Interested?

If you are a youth or parent seeking a program that can provide academic tutoring, college/career planning, 21st-century work skill knowledge, mentoring, or just a place to be challenged and grow? Contact us with any questions? … Contact SMART Program Coordinator, SMART@iwmf2.org