America's Time Out for Youth
Women are underserved in STEM fields, particularly women of color. To increase the presence of girls and women in STEM fields we must eliminate the stereotype that girls are incapable, unqualified and or disinterested in STEM. The STEM Initiative (TSI) fosters inclusivity by increasing the interest and accessibility of STEM programs for students from lower income families as well as include students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to close the achievement gap in the STEM fields for girls. We sponsor in-school and after school sessions to foster proactive and successful relationships for girls interested in STEM.
Research shows that girls are less likely to take advance classes in math and the sciences or study science, technology, engineering, and math fields in college. America's Time Out for Youth's program, The STEM Initiative (TSI) nurtures girls' desire to study and enter STEM fields through mentorships from women with successful STEM careers. We rely on a cohort of peer allies who journey with the girls to develop and inspire them to become enthusiastic about gaining STEM skills. Through hands on activities and interaction with these professional women, girls are given the opportunity have STEM mentors, ask questions and explore options to help them decide if they should pursue careers in the areas of STEM.
The STEM Initiative (TSI)
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