Programs

Girlstart offers a wide range of programs for girls and educators to increase opportunities in math, science, and technology. Girlstart after-school programs are hosted at Central Texas schools providing a hands-on, fun environment specifically designed to encourage girls to enroll and participate in advanced math and science classes.

Girlstart Summer Camp is our award winning summer day camps with themes in web-design, astronomy, forensic science, medicine, digital video production, and more engaging topics for girls to explore. Girls entering the 4th through 8th grades are eligible to attend.

Girlstart offers STEM focused workshops for girls. Girlstart's Saturday Workshops allow girls and their parents to participate in hands-on activities together. 1st-5th graders explore exciting new things while attending with an adult and 6th-8th graders experience Girlstart while making new friends at the same time. Summer camps and Saturday Workshops are held at the Girlstart Tech Center.

Science Extravaganzas offers FREE, family science fun!!! Girlstart’s Science Family Extravaganzas are held at various locations in the greater Austin-area throughout the year. Families enjoy door prizes, experiments, games, and FREE ADMISSION!

Girls In STEM, part of the Expanding Your Horizons Network, is a full day program of unique 50-minute hands-on workshops in math, science technology and engineering topics. Workshops span unique themed tracks and offer girls fun, hands-on learning led by women scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Girlstart provides this unique program for up to 500 4th-8th grade girls from across Central Texas.

Girlstart.com features high quality interactive curriculum for girls and provides free online lessons, career information, science experiments, and more. Girlstart.com was created solely with girls in mind to connect them to math, science and technology. The site has served over two and a half million visitors worldwide and has been recognized in numerous web and community awards.

Project IT Girl is an exclusive program for 60 high school girls throughout Austin to learn how to change the world through the use of Information Technology! Program participants apply technology to a global topic they are passionate about to educate and persuade their peers. The Project IT Girl program increases competency and confidence in science, technology, engineering, and math. IT Girls also earn college scholarships, enhance their college applications, and get paid summer internships! Read the IT Girl Evaluation.

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