Ages: Girls 10-18
Girls 4 Science is a nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing girls in Chicago, ages 10-18 years old, to (STEM) science, technology, engineering and math. It focuses on developing skills, self-esteem, opportunity awareness, as well as relationship building that will help girls overcome barriers that may prevent them from achieving greater success in STEM careers.
Ladies of Virtue (LOV) is a transformative mentoring and leadership experience for girls, ages 9 to 18, living in underserved communities. Our LOV sisters are prepared for leadership through character development, career readiness and civic engagement.
Polished Pebbles, an Illinois Gold Star rated mentoring program, is a Chicago-based mentoring initiative that increases the communication skills and employ-ability of young women for the future workplace. Polished Pebbles helps girls ages 7-17 become effective communicators at home, school, and their future careers.
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.
Middle School Girls
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one day symposium for middle school girls to engage in exciting and diverse experiences that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers have to offer.
Brown Girls Do Invest (BGDI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to educate women to invest in stocks, real estate, and acquire multiple lines of income. It encourages women to invest their dollars to build a diverse financial portfolio.