WELCOME TO COOL GIRLS!
Cool Girls Science and Art Club is a non-profit that aims to help elementary school girls develop their passion for the exciting world of entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (e-STEAM). Cool Girls meets weekly after school to learn about e-STEAM, perform experiments, host guest speakers, and go on field trips. We also present on e-STEAM in the classroom and at community events. All girls in grades 1 – 5 are welcome. To become a Cool Girl or volunteer, please contact us.
As a grassroots organization, Cool Girls Science and Art Club is led by its members and most importantly, the girls who meet in two groups: grades 1-3 and grades 4-5. At the beginning of each semester, each of the two groups decides what e-STEAM topics they want to explore and then mentors, volunteers, and guest speakers attend the after school meetings to teach the girls. Each week, some of the older girls in 4-5th grade mentor the younger girls. This empowers the mentors, teaches them how to serve, and reiterates the material, furthering their learning.
Cool Girls’ intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm and insights direct the flow of information at club meetings as they learn not only from the program presented by the volunteer, but from each other. Mentors encourage the creative contributions and learning to flow both ways. Face-to-face, hands-on experiences make it easier for the girls to picture themselves in such roles when they become adults. According to Citizen School, “The Edgerton Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has conducted research indicating that 85% of middle school children are interested in STEM, but that two-thirds of them believe they will not pursue careers in STEM either because they don’t know any STEM professionals or they don’t know what those professionals really do”.
The mission of Cool Girls Science and Art Club is to engage young girls from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds in entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (e-STEAM) so they have the desire, confidence and skills to sustain their contributions to the community throughout their personal, academic and professional journeys.
A world where everyone has the tools and opportunity to create a healthy environment and happy future.
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Cool Girls Science and Art Club welcomes all who share our mission and wish to support our goals, regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical and mental ability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. No one is turned away for financial reasons.