Let’s give girls experiences to believe STEM is for them!

                                                   Take a peek at our 2017 summer camp program, click in the image below.

Mission

Offer summer camps and after school programs to improve STEM learning and academic achievement for girls in 3rd to 5th grades by applying research-based practices: a) helping girls adopt a growth mindset early in life before their beliefs in limited ability become engraved in their vision of themselves; b) providing girls with the opportunity to meet women and men with STEM jobs who become their role models and mentors; c) showing girls through STEM activities how the STEM they are learning at school is being used to create high tech products and how those products are making a difference in people’s lives; d) empowering girls’ parents with tools to help their children develop skills needed to do STEM work, and fostering parent involvement in their kids’ education. 

Why Kids’ Vision?

By the time the average girl starts middle school she has a heavy bag of stereotypes, negative experiences and beliefs regarding Math. That is why we serve girls in 3rd to 5th grades, before their beliefs in limited ability become engraved in their vision of themselves.  

It is difficult for a girl to be interested in something she doesn’t know exists, or believes is just for men. Low income girls have limited access to role models of women in STEM. That is why we partner with high-tech companies, so that our girls can meet the women and men in those companies who become mentors and role models for our girls. 

Many girls become interested in STEM subjects when they are able to do hands-on STEM activities and see the diverse applications of STEM. That is why our program offers girls STEM activities that show them how the STEM they are learning at school is being used to create high-tech products, and how those products are making a difference in people’s lives.

Many parents want to help their kids do well at school, but few know how. That is why we offer parents workshops, during which parents acquire the tools to model a growth mindset to their children, so they can embrace the challenge of preparing for college.

Girls in STEM Day

The Girls in STEM Day was created by Kids’ Vision to celebrate girls being empowered by STEM. In 2017 the Girls in STEM Award was given to two Emmy Award winners and local journalists: Cheryl Jennings and Fabiola Kramsky—two magnificent women who have supported the Kids’ Vision mission for several years. 

Accomplishments

– Helped 478 girls to develop confidence, interest and the skills to perform high in STEM subjects

– Helped 240 parents learn best practices in Math education and growth mindsets

– Mentored 120 high tech employees to facilitate STEM activities to help girls develop their confidence, interest and skills to do STEM

– Offered daily homework support, leadership skills development to our girls and college readiness information to their parents, thanks to our partnerships

Metrics before the Kids’ Vision program 

Metrics after the Kids’ Vision program

Partnership

Kids’ Vision has partnered with schools, Girls on the Run, and Young Dreamers to help girls stay on track at school with leadership programs and daily help with homework. Kids’ Vision has partnered with Innovate Public Schools to offer parents information on academic requirements needed in elementary, middle and high school to be ready for college. Kids’ Vision partners with high tech employees to provide girls with role models of women in STEM.  

How to Help?



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