Help Send a Girl to STEM Summer Camp

Girlstart Summer Camp © Girlstart
2011 Girlstart Summer Camp Attendees © Girlstart

Girlstart is a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas that holds STEM-themed summer camps every year for girls in grades 4-8. According to the Girlstart web site, students are in camp for eight hours a day for “individualized experiences that develop a strong conceptual understanding of STEM subjects and increase participants’ interest in STEM activities and careers.”

Girlstart’s camps this summer last for one week and covers topics like marine biology, engineering, investigation, and more.

The non-profit organization is currently raising funds to help send girls in the Central Texas area to camp, so that they have the opportunity to learn more about science, technology, math, and engineering in a fun, supportive environment. Girlstart is asking for help to provide 100 scholarships to girls in need of financial assistance.

Consider supporting a girl’s scholarship for a weeklong STEM camp this summer! Girlstart’s fundraising drive ends May 31.

 

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Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for StarWars.com, Geek & Sundry, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.