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’s mission is to promote gender equality by empowering elementary school girls to embrace an interest in STEM and to develop leadership skills that will help them to navigate their way through school to be prepared to choose any career, including a STEM career.
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 STEM jobs in Silicon Valley, but not everybody is doing something to change this. At Kids’ Vision we are doing something to improve gender equality in Silicon Valley; we strive to address the main causes that keep most of our girls from pursuing STEM related careers:
Lack of interest in STEM
Absence of female role models working in STEM related careers
Belief in limited potential
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.