We’re sharing a bit of good news. As you know, Girlstart is the only organization in the nation with two programs to independently gain Change the Equation’s ‘STEMWorks’ designation, which involved an intensive, external review process by WestEd to determine what organizations or programs are effectively solving the nation’s STEM gaps. (In total, STEMWorks features fewer than 40 programs.) Change the Equation (CTEq) is a national advocacy organization formed by the leaders of top CEOs that seek to promote STEM on a national level and identify best practices that might have national impact. After the ‘STEMWorks’ initial launch, CTEq was asked to further review programs that are not just good, but really good, and ready to scale on a national level. So we went through another rigorous WestEd evaluation.
I’m honored to share that Girlstart Summer Camp was selected as one of only 4 “exemplary” and “highly scalable” programs in America. Click here to read the release.
We are thankful to all of you who support our work, who send girls to Summer Camp, and who help share the word about Girlstart. We hope to share this good news widely! And be sure: we’re already looking forward to another amazing summer of STEM fun in 2014. After, of course, our fall and spring of STEM fun! Join us!
Tamara and all of us at Girlstart