Happy Thanksgiving

"I am thankful for the opportunity to make STEM cool for girls. We are creating programs that girls want to be part of and in return, they learn how fun STEM can be for them."- Julie

"I am thankful for the opportunity to empower the next generation of STEM educators and professionals."- Katelyn

"I am thankful for the opportunity to work with such a smart, kind and thoughtful group of women and to work with volunteers who are passionate about STEM education for girls."- Sharlym 

"I am thankful for the opportunity of being able to stay with Girlstart to do what I love and to work with such an amazing group of people!"- Itzel

"I am thankful for the opportunity to promote Girlstart in the community."- Brittany 

"I am thankful for the opportunity to give girls a fresh outlook on how exciting STEM can be by forming new partnerships with awesome schools, principals, and teachers through Girlstart's After School programs."- Kristi

"I am thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in ways that I can see, and ways that I cannot currently see, but I know will unfold over time."- Tamara

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After School Alliance

We're so excited that the Afterschool Alliance, the nation's leading advocacy organization dedicated to out of school time, has recently published an article about after school STEM programs. In it, Girlstart is highlighted as one of the nation's leading models for delivering STEM after school. 

It's a great read about the many ways that people and organizations are trying to make more STEM possible in the lives of America's children. Check it out and share it with your friends!

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Donor Spotlight


Today we are highlighting one of our important long-term supporters, 3M. 3M has supported Girlstart since 2008, and we are grateful for all their volunteers’ important contributions! Wendy Benson, Business Director, 3M Electrical Markets Division and Girlstart Board Member, has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration. Wendy recently took some time to talk about 3M’s commitment to STEM education for girls.

3M employees Wendy Benson, Sybil Wong, and Rachel Brynsvold led a chemistry
workshop at 2013’s Girls in STEM Conference

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DeSTEMber Fest Extravaganza

Saturday, December 7th

Weather Update Posted 12.6.13 @ 1:30pm: DeSTEMber Fest is still scheduled for Saturday, Dec 7th from noon-3:00pm. We will continue to post updates as we monitor the winter storm.

Join Girlstart for a free, frosty DeSTEMber Fest Extravaganza on Saturday, December 7th from noon to 3:00pm at the Bullock Texas State History Museum! Explore polar bears, seals, reindeer and more Extreme Mammals* characteristics and traits. The whole family will discover the mysteries behind this magical time of year with snowflake chemistry, train construction, fluffy snow and more hands-on fun!

*Museum admission required for Extreme Mammals exhibit.

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