The Girl Advisory Board (GAB) is Girlstart’s alumna and volunteer network for high school girls. GAB members build relationships with alumna, provide feedback on future camps and events, and stay connected with Girlstart.
Are you a Girlstart alumna? If so, please fill out the GAB Application HERE!
Why should you join GAB?
The Girl Advisory Board was created to help connect high school Girlstart alumna through the planning of events. GAB is needed for the future success of Girlstart because:
1. it allows the alumna to stay connected to the program by gathering, sharing stories and Girlstart experiences
2. makes it easier for alumna to find other volunteer opportunities to support Girlstart
3. allows for “youth developed” content to for the website and Girlstart’s programs
4. allows teens to give feedback on Girlstart’s future programs including camp themes/names, outreach programs for younger girls, etc.
Check out these fun GAB committees.
GAB members get to contribute their ideas to each of the committees.
Did you love attending summer camp, attending STEM Saturdays, and STEM Extravaganzas as a Girlstart participant? Well now is your chance to participate all over again as a volunteer! You will have the opportunity to help out at any Girlstart event!
If you’re interested in website design, blogging, and all things Girlstart then you should join GAB as a Techie Teen! As a Techie Teen you will have your own section of the Girlstart website to blog about upcoming Girlstart events and volunteer opportunities.
Girlstart needs your help to plan their end of year spring volunteer and alumna party! Work with other GAB members to plan an end of year bash full of refreshments, games, and lots of gabbing. You’ll be in charge of designing invitations, selecting snacks, decorating, and much more!
Beauty and the Brains
It’s time for you to once again remember all those summer camp themes you loved! As a member of Beauty and the Brains you will brainstorm and critique summer camp themes and generate ideas for future community STEM booths!
Volunteer Service Project
Saturday, April 6, 2013
@ Girlstart's Girls In STEM Conference
More details coming soon! If you are interested in volunteering with the GAB group and would like to receive more information CLICK HERE. Please add GAB in the Organization/Volunteer Group so we know you are a GAB girl.
Thank you for your help to streamline the Monday morning check in process. If possible please return the below forms before the first day of camp.
Forms can be faxed to 888-852-6481
Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. By empowering more girls to continue STEM studies, we can help address our nation’s STEM workforce inequities and impact innovation and economic development in America and across the globe. To accomplish its mission, Girlstart develops and implements a range of innovative, research- and standards-based education and mentorship programs designed to promote girls’ early engagement and academic success in STEM, encourage girls' aspirations and persistence in STEM education and careers, and incubate a talented and diverse STEM workforce.
Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1997, Girlstart is the only community-based informal STEM education nonprofit in the nation specifically dedicated to empowering and equipping girls in STEM through year-round STEM educational programming. We evaluate our program efficacy through internal and external evaluation processes and consistently achieve significant, positive results. All Girlstart programs have the following goals and outcomes:
• Increase facility and mastery in STEM skills.
• Increase the understanding of the scientific method.
• Increase the understanding that there are multiple applications of STEM in everyday life.
• Increase confidence and interest in conducting STEM activities.
• Increase awareness of STEM careers and interest in pursuing STEM subjects and careers.
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Save the Date - April 6, 2013
Registration is CLOSED!
On-site registration is not available. Confirmation postcards will be sent one week before the event to registered students.
On Saturday, April 6th you can reach Girlstart staff in case of emergency at 512-763-7836.
Check-in begins at 9:30am. No student supervision will be available after 4:15pm.
We understand unexpected situations arise which may impact your daughter’s ability to join us for Girls In STEM. To minimize the day of the event confusion, should an unexpected cancellation be necessary, we encourage you not to call our Girlstart emergency number, as it will be impossible to cancel registrations on April 6 and/or to transfer registrations to another girl.
Pick-up begins at 3:30pm. No adult supervision is available after 4:15pm. Girlstart will release your daughter as quickly and safely as possible. The pick up process is similar to a school’s pick up procedure; please stay in your car as Girlstart volunteers direct you forward and your daughter will be released to you. We encourage parents to create a legible sign with your daughter's name to help faciliate the pick up process. Thank you for your patience as we safely get 500 girls into cars.
The event will not be cancelled due to weather conditions unless severe: check website for updates.
Adults cannot attend the workshops.
Map and Directions:
Download drop-off and pick up information.
Coming from North: Take MLK Boulevard exit and turn right onto MLK Blvd heading west. Turn right on Guadalupe Street and then go to your first light and take a right on 21st Street. The University Teaching Center (UTC) is located at 21st Street and Speedway.
Coming from South: Take MLK Boulevard exit and turn left onto MLK Blvd heading west. Turn right on Guadalupe Street and then go to your first light and take a right on 21st Street. The University Teaching Center (UTC) is located at 21st Street and Speedway.
Coming from North: Take Windsor Road exit and turn right onto Windsor Road heading east. Windsor turns into 24th Street, which dead-ends into Guadalupe Street. Turn right onto Guadalupe Street (campus will be on your left). Turn left on 21st Street. The University Teaching Center (UTC) is located at 21st Street and Speedway.
Coming from South: Take Windsor Road exit and turn left onto Windsor Road heading east. Windsor turns into 24th Street, which dead-ends into Guadalupe Street. Turn right onto Guadalupe Street (campus will be on your left). Turn left on 21st Street. The University Teaching Center (UTC) is located at 21st Street and Speedway.
There are many ways for volunteers to get involved at the Girls In STEM conference!
Girls In STEM Presenters Wanted
It's that time again! We are looking for workshop presenters for our annual Girls In STEM Conference, which will be held on April 6, 2013. This one-day conference gives 4th - 8th grade girls the opportunity to learn about exciting careers from professional women. The highlight of each workshop is a hands-on activity that shows the girls how much fun a science, technology, engineering or math career can be! If you are interested please click here and complete the Presenter Registration form to submit a workshop idea and be a part of this truly impactful day.
Girls In STEM Event Volunteers
There are others ways to get involved at our Girls In STEM Conference. We need approximately 100 general event volunteers to make this day run smoothly; from assisting workshops to chatting with girls during lunch. Please complete our event volunteer application HERE.
Thank you for your interest in inspiring girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers!