What is the injustice we are solving?
I host Girls STEM events to teach young low income girls about STEM since only 29% of the STEM workforce is female. I want to do my part to not only expose these girls to the wonderful world of STEM but let them know they can do anything. I also have inspiring female speakers talk to the girls about doing well in school and staying positive. I also peak to the girls about Anti-Bullying and about appropriate social media behavior.
Our Compassionate Solution
To solve this injustice of
A lack of women, especially women from low-income communities, in the STEM field
we will address
The lack of STEM engagement available for young children
Engaging girls in STEM at a young age by hosting my Girls Empowerment STEM Events, listening to empowering females who currently work in fields that involve STEM, and doing hands on science experiments, including making slime and elephant toothpaste
Our Project Goals
Since I have already hosted about 3 events already I know what to expect. I work with a community center so I always invite the local children I already work with to my events. I try to raise funds for my events as the materials are a bit expensive
I invite local politicians to my events to see that support is needed and how worthwhile my cause is.
We will increase my / our compassion by...
Talking with the girls about giving back to their communities, not being bullies and being kind to one another.
How will you show courage?
I show courage by letting the girls know that I am passionate about getting girls involved in STEM and that planning my Girls STEM Empowerments isn't easy but I am not happy with the fact that only 29% of females are in the STEM workforce and even a smaller percentage is females so I am doing my part to hopefully raise that number.
How will you collaborate with others?
I invite local politicians to my events so they can see its trul worthwhile and they see the children in action gaining hands on experiments. I also invite females that are currently working the fields of STEM to inspire the girls that they can do it also.
How will you know you are moving in the right direction?
I know I am moving in the right direction because I have held several of these and people keep asking me when I will host more of them. However, due to not having funds I cannot do the events as often as I would like to.
Create a list of key steps you will take
Invite girls from the local community center to attend the events
Try to raise more funds so I can continue to make a positive impact on the girls in my community
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