When You Respect What Girls Bring to Science and Math, You Create a Force for Innovation and Growth
What if, right now, you could deliver STEAM learning that girls, parents and teachers respect and embrace? What if it meant minimal prep time for you and maximum learning for girls, based on what’s interesting and important to them?
And what if you had the nuts and bolts for success?
Here, to help you make it happen, are resources for —
- Enrichment programs.
- Independent learners.
To be career-ready and self-sufficient in the 21st century, girls need to be STEAM competent — including in creativity, innovative thinking and solving real-world problems.
Girls who are not competent in at least basic college-level mathematics, it is estimated, will cut themselves off from 75 percent of the jobs entering the U.S. labor market over the next two years (Forbes Woman, Oct. 2009). As U.S. News reported in 2013, of new jobs being added to the market, 71 percent will be “computer related in every field.” And yet, because the U.S. education system has not created the qualified talent to meet these opportunities, 2.5 million STEM jobs are not being filled.
These numbers point to the opportunity girls have to become the qualified professionals needed today. Why girls? Because they become the women who diversify the workforce, contribute innovative ideas, pose new models of leadership, and boost the financial health and operational effectiveness of the organizations they serve.
To attract and retain girls in STEAM studies and careers, the learning they receive must respect the value they place on relationships and finding purpose and meaning in the work they do.