eSTeEM Girls STEM Center

Empowering girls to pursue STEM by providing stem academic programs during out of school time!

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Esteem Girls Inc. mission is to empower girls by building their self-esteem and confidence to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. Esteem Girls Inc. is addressing the steadily decline amongst girls in stem fields, specifically minorities and the under-represented. As well as the low standardized test scores in math, science, and literacy which is a direct determinant in a student’s ability to enroll in these fields. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce Report Education Supports Racial and Ethnic Equality in STEM, “Non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics each account for six percent of all STEM workers.” In another respect, according to the Department of Commerce, women make up 48 percent of the workforce but only 24 percent of STEM jobs.  Although improvements in students schooling in grades k-12 is needed, less time is spent in school compared to their overall schedule. STEM academic enrichment programs that occur during out of school time close the gap that many children face. According to the afterschool alliance, 8.4 million children are enrolled in after school programs. Minority children are more likely than others to participate. 24 percent of African American children, 21 percent of Hispanics, and 16 percent of Native American children attend afterschool programs compared to 15 percent of other groups.

STEM Summer Camp trip to Ambury Arboretum!

Esteem Girls Inc. address these issues by offering tutoring in literacy, math, and science. The programs we provide to students include a stem after school program that involves hands on inquiry and exploration, stem summer camp that involves academic enrichment and prevents summer learning loss, science Saturday classes and a host of other stem academic programs for girls in grades 3-8. According to the Afterschool Alliance, outcomes of children attending high quality afterschool programs include:

1.Improved attitudes toward STEM fields and careers

  • Increased enrollment and interest in STEM related courses in school
  • Continued participation in STEM programs
  • Increase self-confidence in tackling science classes and projects
  • Shift in attitude about careers in STEM

2. increased stem knowledge and skills

  • Increased test scores as compared to non-participants
  • Gains in knowledge about STEM careers
  • Gains in computer and technology skills
  • Increased general knowledge of science
  • Gains in 21st century skills, including communication, teamwork, and analytical thinking

3. Higher likelihood of graduation and pursuing a STEM career

  • High rate of high school graduation among participants
  • Pursuit of college and intention of majoring in STEM fields
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Esteem Girls Inc. is seeking support to obtain an exclusive space to serve as a STEM center for the community. The first of its kind, the money will be used to fund a rental deposit and 6 months of rent. As a provider we charge an affordable tuition for all of our programs, and as a registered non-profit organization we’re also able to accept grants for our operations. These grants provide financial aid and scholarships to reduce program costs. However, these two sources alone will not create sustainability for Esteem Girls STEM Center. We need various sources of funding in order to open our own center. The founder of Esteem Girls Inc., Renee Harris, serves as the program director and works as a Math and Science Teacher with the School District of Philadelphia. Esteem Girls trains and employs a myriad of interns each year, comprised of undergraduate students and highly qualified high school students, to help implement its after school, community STEM education, tutoring, and summer camp programs.

The Esteem Girls Internship Program encourages talented science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), education majors and high school students to pursue working with elementary and middle school age students. It provides hands on, advanced program implementation and pre-service teaching experience in STEM activities. The internship position allows students to make important contributions to Esteem Girls and the community while being potential STEM educators and/or program implementers to work within their field of study and grow professionally and personally. We also have college students that serve as graphic design interns, social media interns, and assistants.

Esteem Girls Inc. appreciates you. Your support can help us offer STEM academic enrichment services to students of the greater Philadelphia area. Thank you for your support and assistance to Esteem Girls Inc. and the community it serves.

Cosmetic Chemistry Spring Break Camp!
Founder of Esteem Girls, Renee Harris

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive the items?

Items will be shipped in November of 2018

How will I be contacted by my book choice?

An email will be sent to address on file once campaign ends

How can I submit my t-shirt, lab coat size and name?

An email will be sent to address on file once campaign ends requesting this information

When does the campaign end?

The campaign ends November 1, 2018

Additional Questions?

Please email info@esteemgirls.org

Wish List: 

FURNITURE/SUPPLIES

Lab Tables

Lab stools 

Microscopes

Plastic Beakers

Plastic Graduated Cylinders

Chromebooks

Copy Paper, white

Colored copy paper

Cardstock, white

Colored card stock

Cases of water 

Paint Supplies; paint, brushes, etc.

STEM related books 

Grocery Bags

Zip-loc Bags

Scotch Tape

Batteries 

Gallon of glue

Glue sticks

Crafting supplies

Plastic Cups

Dixie Cups

Rubberbands

Toilet tissue 

Toothpicks

Cotton Balls 

Paper Towels

Sharpies(assorted colors)

Chart Markers (assorted colors)

Baking Soda

Dry Erase Markers

Crayola Markers

Crayola Crayons

Crayola Colored Pencils

Rounded Scissors

Chart Paper 

Toilet Tissue 

Modeling Clay 

Peroxide

Shave Cream 

Cotton Balls

Boxes of Tissue 

FOOD

Snack Sponsor for After-school Program

Snack/Lunch Sponsor Science Saturday

Snack/Lunch Sponsor Summer Camp

Snack/Lunch Sponsor Annual Conference 

SERVICES & OTHER ITEMS NEEDED

T-shirt Sponsor for Summer Camp

Transportation Sponsor: yellow bus, passenger van, etc.

Drawstring Bag & Water Bottle Sponsor for Summer Camp

Semester stipend sponsor for college interns 

Annual Conference Sponsors

Summer Camp Sponsors 

Summer Field Trip Sponsor 

Gift Cards from: Target, Amazon.com, Walmart

If you would like to donate any of the items listed above, please contact info@esteemgirls.org or call 215.798.0152. Thank you!

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care!

Support in the amount of $10 or higher will receive an Esteem Girls wristband.

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Esteem Girl Lab Coat & Kit!

Show off your eSTeEM Girl style with your very own personalized cloth lab coat with your name and esteem girls logo. Along with safety goggles, t-shirt, and esteem girls laboratory notebook. 

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STEM Party

STEM themes parties entertain child of all ages with exciting, high energy, interactive shows

Worry free birthday party with STEM related fun!

Includes: 8 children & 8 chaperones

The birthday child & 2 parents

8 invitations

Includes 1 slice of pizza per child

Bottles of water

Decorations

Plates 

Napkins 

Add ons: goody bags, lab cats for attendees, cupcakes, juice, cups, pizza for chaperones, drinks for adults, additional children, additional chaperones. 

Our birthday parties are:

Perfect for children 5-13 years old

2 hours long 

Hosted Saturdays & Sundays

Every child at your STEM themed party will make a fun hands on item to take home

As our gift, the birthday child with be presented with a STEM birthday gift, STEM goody bag, and their very own custom lab coat.

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$400
Stem after-school program

Receive a spot in our afterschool program dismissal to 6pm, for girls in grades 3-8 for 4 weeks of enrollment. 

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$800
Science Saturday

Spring semester enrollment for Science Saturday, classes 10am-5pm for girls in grades 1-8. 

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$1,500
STEM Summer Camp-8 weeks

Esteem Girls STEM Summer Camp 2019: June 10-August 9, 2019

8am-3pm

Grades 1-8

STEM Academic Enrichment Fun

Weekly Field Trips, Swimming, and Yoga, STEM experiments, Self-Esteem workshops, Science Fair, STEM Speakers, Chromebook’s for coding, Summer Reading Program & so much more!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care!

Support in the amount of $10 or higher will receive an Esteem Girls wristband.

0 Supporters
Contribute
$200
Esteem Girl Lab Coat & Kit!

Show off your eSTeEM Girl style with your very own personalized cloth lab coat with your name and esteem girls logo. Along with safety goggles, t-shirt, and esteem girls laboratory notebook. 

100 Left
0 Supporters
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$320
STEM Party

STEM themes parties entertain child of all ages with exciting, high energy, interactive shows

Worry free birthday party with STEM related fun!

Includes: 8 children & 8 chaperones

The birthday child & 2 parents

8 invitations

Includes 1 slice of pizza per child

Bottles of water

Decorations

Plates 

Napkins 

Add ons: goody bags, lab cats for attendees, cupcakes, juice, cups, pizza for chaperones, drinks for adults, additional children, additional chaperones. 

Our birthday parties are:

Perfect for children 5-13 years old

2 hours long 

Hosted Saturdays & Sundays

Every child at your STEM themed party will make a fun hands on item to take home

As our gift, the birthday child with be presented with a STEM birthday gift, STEM goody bag, and their very own custom lab coat.

20 Left
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$400
Stem after-school program

Receive a spot in our afterschool program dismissal to 6pm, for girls in grades 3-8 for 4 weeks of enrollment. 

40 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$800
Science Saturday

Spring semester enrollment for Science Saturday, classes 10am-5pm for girls in grades 1-8. 

40 Left
0 Supporters
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$1,500
STEM Summer Camp-8 weeks

Esteem Girls STEM Summer Camp 2019: June 10-August 9, 2019

8am-3pm

Grades 1-8

STEM Academic Enrichment Fun

Weekly Field Trips, Swimming, and Yoga, STEM experiments, Self-Esteem workshops, Science Fair, STEM Speakers, Chromebook’s for coding, Summer Reading Program & so much more!

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