It’s no secret that I’m a huge supporter of anything that helps young girls succeed in life.
That’s why I’m so glad that I found the Scientific Adventures for Girls (SAfG)
They are a nonprofit with a goal to remove all barriers when it comes to a girl’s participation in any kind of STEM education or career. They start early, in kindergarten, to help shape the girl’s views on science, technology, engineering, and math. These are the most important skills to have going forward in today’s world, so why not try to level the playing field and get more girls excited about them?
In the last five years, SAfG’s successful after school STEM programs have reached 750 girls in K-5th grade in the Oakland/ East Bay Area. A lot of these girls come from an underserved and under-resourced background, so SAfG was desperately needed. After the programs, 80% of the girls re-enrolled in subsequent programs.
They are learning amazing skills and developing self-confidence in the process. In fact, parents reported seeing huge positive changes in their daughters.
So how can you help?
Come party with us!
The “Hi 5” Anniversary is coming up on September 28th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m at the San Francisco Zoo.
There will be a power line-up of inspirational women in STEM including keynote speaker Holly Liu, Co-Founder of Kabam, a mobile gaming company creator of Marvel: Contest of Champions, Fast & Furious: The Game, and Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth; Debbie Senesky, a professor of aeronautical engineering at Stanford University currently working on the Venus Mission; Rachel Haurwitz, CEO and Co-Founder at Caribou Biosciences, a CRISPR gene-editing company developing cellular therapies to treat cancer; and Jennifer Dawson, Head of Safety at Nuro, a robotics company providing local goods delivery through custom, self-driving vehicles that operate on public roads The evening will be moderated by Maren Hunsberger, both a microbiologist and a popular YouTuber who turns complex scientific information into something fun and accessible
I’ll be there too! I’ll be bringing some KOIT music with me!
If you want tickets or more information, click here.
I’ll see you there!