BGDSTEM envisions a “new normal” where Black women have equitable representation across all STEM fields.
2022 By the Numbers
STEM SATURDAY ACADEMY
8 months; 40 hours of instruction; 3 community sites; STEM; social emotional learning; and mentoring
100% of participants reported increases in confidence, engagement, and interest in STEM.
EMPOWERMENT, PREPARATION, & PLACEMENT
Support services for 9th-12th grade girls coming out of SSA.
ACCESS: Ability to successfully secure strategic partnerships
- 5 Strategic Partnerships
- 37 total students served across all 5 partnerships
OPPORTUNITY: Offer direct services supporting high school career opportunities and championing other STEM programs
- 14 students part of the Black Genome Project
- 10 students part of Post Secondary Planning with Dr. Treaure Shields Redmond
- 3 students completed research experiences at Washington University School of Engineering
CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Successful post secondary planning services helping girls be directly aware and prepared for what comes after high school
- 5 students part of ACT prep
- 5 students participated in Math Tutoring with Ms. Amelia “Lee” Williams
Our goal for 2023 is to gain 3 new partnerships! Interested in partnering with us?
VIRTUAL COLLEGIATE COMMUNITY
Online supportive community for collegiate aged girls.
100% increase in community participants from previous year.
CURRENT COLLEGE PARTICIPANTS IN OUR VIRTUAL COLLEGIATE COMMUNITY
Our programs focus on three main goals:
IMPROVING SELF CONFIDENCE
We have found Black girls who undergo our program show significant improvements in social and personal growth including overall self confidence as well as confidence in their ability to learn new STEM techniques, reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
Black girls who undergo our program have an increased overall engagement with STEM, reporting greater access to STEM career understanding and learning.
SPARKING STEM CAREER INTEREST
Black girls who undergo our program report an overall increase in STEM interest with signficiant opportunities for career exploration, leading to an improvement in overall occupational awareness.