Help Us Empower Girls
You probably already know that it is Women’s History Month. You might also know that in addition to the U.S., Australia and the U.K. also celebrate Women’s History in March while our friendly neighbors to the north celebrate in October. Here are some things you may not know, courtesy of the National Girls Collaborative Project:
Girls and boys do not differ much in their abilities in mathematics and science, but do differ in their interest and confidence in STEM subjects
Gender disparities start to emerge at the undergraduate level, where women in science and engineering tend to lean towards psychology, biological and social sciences
Women remain underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce, with the greatest disparities occurring in engineering, computer science and physical sciences
You can help support the development of girls interested in STEM and inspire the next set of up and coming women professionals. We’re proud to offer some wonderful volunteer opportunities with organizations that aim to do just that – and they need your help.
Check out the following volunteering opportunities:
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey
Various Cities, NJ
Female STEM professionals are needed to speak to the girls briefly about their careers, education and how they became interested in STEM.
In addition, they would love to have the professionals available to answer the girls' questions and join in with a fun Maker's project, the marble roller coaster.
Dream on Purpose
Dream on Purpose is an interactive showcase and workshop of resources, specifically designed for girls of color.
They are looking for volunteers to help update their website and improve their social media strategy, including Facebook to help them recruit the resources needed to inspire their girls.
Girls Who Code
Newark, NJ and Homewood, AL
Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
They are looking for volunteers for club instructors to provide 40 hours of instruction in computer science including project based activities to reinforce concepts like conditionals, lists, and loops as well as skills like mobile app development.
Leading Ladies of Legacy
Leading Ladies of Legacy produces young women who have strong academic backgrounds, understand and build resilience, fight and overcome poverty, exude self-worth and confidence, give back to the community and display leadership.
They are in need of mentors to help assist underprivileged girls to pursue careers in STEM and improve grades in STEM subjects.
Rae's Hope, an organization committed to supporting the development of girls in school, health, and other areas, is looking for professionals who can help expose the girls to future career opportunities in the technology field.
They are also seeking an Advisory Board member to help improve their marketing strategy so that they can better tell their story.
TechGirlz is looking for 4 workshop instructors to teach kids about Designing Mobile Apps using pre-designed curriculum. The workshop focuses on user journey & experience and does not require technical expertise.
Kids will be divided into small groups to come up with an idea for a mobile app, define its primary functions, and draw the screens for the app.