The National Girls Collaborative Project has received funding from the National Science Foundation to extend its work through 2016 and to reach additional states identified as high priority areas. The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona are delighted to announce we have been chosen to serve as the Convening Organization for the Arizona affiliate of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP). The Project will provide opportunities for programs to increase their organizational capacity to maintain interest and participation in STEM, add knowledge to the out-of-school time field about effective engagement and outreach for underrepresented girls in STEM, and most importantly, pull together resources to build a stronger STEM community across our state. We hope it will become the norm and tradition for girls and women in Arizona, to reach new heights in STEM education and careers.
To kick off this effort, we invite researchers, program managers, guidance counselors, business partners, technical professionals, teachers, and representatives from professional organizations and higher education to join us at an informational meeting announcing the implementation of the Arizona Girls Collaborative Project. This five year initiative will provide mini-grants, professional development, and other resources to project participants.
Join us for an informational meeting:
- September 28, 2011 | 2-4pm
- YWCA Tucson- Frances McClelland Leadership Center | 525 North Bonita Avenue
- The event website and registration link can be found here: GirlScoutsSoAz.org/forum
Michelle Higgins, STEM Project Manger | email@example.com | 520.319.3155
Amy Foster, NGCP National Program Manger | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425.977.4741
We hope you will join us on September 28th to learn more about the Project and work together to better serve girls and young women in STEM.