Kids’ Vision’s current program takes place @ Tesla Motors & Mozilla !
This year participating girls will learn from Tesla Motors employees how Tesla applies the Math that girls are learning in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade, and at Mozilla girls will learn how women who work at Google, Mozilla, Cisco, and other high tech companies apply STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and leadership skills in their work. 75% of our participants live in low income communities such as East Palo Alto. We promote diversity in community by enrolling girls with a mix of ethnicities and income levels.
Kids’ Vision is about girls & women in Silicon Valley
- Getting girls interested in STEM
- Women leaders mentoring girls to lead
- Inspire girls to participate in the high tech careers of the future
- Improve gender equity at the workplace
“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.”
– President Barack Obama
Kids’ Vision’s mission is to empower elementary school girls to embrace an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and to provide them with the opportunity to practice leadership skills that will help them to navigate their way through school and study for the career they choose. We want to empower girls via an engaging extracurricular program designed to expose them to women role models and to how they apply STEM & leadership in the real world. We want to offer our program to girls who have diverse ethnicities and income levels, while assuring that the majority are low income participants.
Everybody knows that women are a minority in high tech, but not everybody is doing something to change this. Kids’ Vision’s STEM & Leadership Program for Girls is doing something to improve gender equity at the workplace in Silicon Valley. At Kids’ Vision we strive to address the main causes that keep most of our brightest girls from pursuing STEM related careers: absence of female role models who work in STEM related careers, lack of interest in STEM, fixed mindset, and lack of leadership skills.
- Studies show that in order for a child to envision herself in a job, she needs to see other females in that role.
“If I could pick one factor that would make a big difference, it would be the need for formal role models”
-Lance Rougeux, Director of the Discovery Educator
Kids’ Vision’s proven after-school program is able to extend girls’ relationship to the study of STEM beyond the classroom walls and into the world of high technology companies. Mentors role model to girls the vast number of careers available in high tech companies and lead hands-on exercises that bring the use of STEM in the real world to life for young girls.