Girls, Inc. STEM


Shared goal(s): Continue or Leverage existing partnerships to meet youth needs, Support youth during remote/virtual/online school time learning


The mission of Girls, Inc. is to inspire all girls to be bold, smart, and strong. The STEM program leverages previous relationships with schools the organizations had pre-pandemic. It focuses on participants creating healthy choices and wellness messages, using stop-motion animation. This is an opportunity to learn and be exposed to content and experiential learning that these girls otherwise would not have. As of yet, the program is virtual. In the coming months, depending on guidance from the schools, the program can pivot to in-person or to a hybrid model. It is offered once a week, during the schools' independent study days.

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Lead organization partners: Girls, Inc. of Greater Atlanta, 3 Middle Schools and 1 High School in the Atlanta Metro Area

Kinds of organization: Direct Service Non-profit Organization, School/School District

Participant population: Youth (Ages 14-17 or Grades 9-12), Youth (Ages 5-13 or Grades K-8)

Youth development support targetted: Relationship with a Caring Adult, Mentor, or Tutor, School Remote/Virtual/Online Classes

Primary funding source: Corporate Sponsorship (including in-kind donations, matching gifts, volunteer program), Earned Income (from sale of products or services), Government Entity/Grant, Private Philanthropic Foundation



Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year), Spring 2021 (Academic Year), Winter 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: Georgia

Total capacity: 15 Schools

Health and safety: Not applicable; We are not providing in-person supports.

How do you address inequity? 

Since the STEM program is school-based, it is completely free for students. It provides high-quality STEM programming, learning resources, professional metorshipn, content exposure in a safe environment for participants, something they would not normally have without the program.

Contact information: 

Michelle Graves, Program Director, Girls, Inc. of Greater Atlanta,, 770-422-0999 ext. 220.


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