What Is Girlstart?
"Girlstart's mission is to increase girls' interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally recognized informal STEM education programs. Girlstart aspires to be the national leader in designing and implementing innovative, high quality informal STEM education programs that inspire girls to transform our world."
For more information about Girlstart, please go to http://www.girlstart.org
Girlstart in Alief
Alief and Girlstart began a partnership in 2014 with two elementary campuses, consisting of 44 fourth-grade girls. In 2015, we expanded to five elementary campuses. Currently, Girlstart after-school program is in ten elementary schools in Alief: Chambers, Collins, Heflin, Hicks, Holmquist, Horn, Mahanay, Petrosky, Smith, and Youens. During the summer, Alief hosts a Girlstart STEM Camp, which is open to girls in Grades 3-5.