Founded in 2011, NexGeneGirls delivers mentoring and after-school enrichment in STEM learning. Serving girls ages 8-17 in San Francisco’s BayView Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley and Sunnydale communities. NexGeneGirls provides four to six-week program cycles of two hour weekly workshops, where girls engage in hands-on experimentation taught by female STEM professionals. Classes are held at the Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club in BayView Hunters Point in the southeast sector of San Francisco, with supplemental field trips to local bio-science companies.
Women and girls of color will excel in science, technology, engineering, and math fields and bring diverse cultural perspectives of inquiry, ideas, and innovations to enhance progressive societies of leaders and thinkers of the 21st century.
NexGeneGirls provides opportunities for young girls of color from low-income communities to participate in scientific processes through fun, hands-on science activities, lab experiments, and workshops that convey scientific principles while building self-confidence and developing the skills to problem-solve using math and technology.
Women leaders and STEM professionals mentor and inspire NexGeneGirls participants to pursue STEM careers and help to reaffirm our vision to increase diversity in the fields of science, technology, and engineering. We support participants dreams of breaking the cycle of underrepresented and changing perceptions to create a culture of opportunity for young girls.
SAN FRANCISCO, USA
NEW YORK, USA