our programs focus on

Increasing Curiosity Through Equitable & Accessible STEM Programming & Community Building


Our Seven Year Pathway to Success in STEM



Monthly Saturday program that focuses on building an increase in curiosity for middle school, Black girls who are interested in learning about the world of STEM.


Empowerment, Preparation, & Placement (EPP)

Our program for high school aged, Black girls to continue feeding their curiosity in STEM. We provide ACT test preparation, mentoring services, math/science tutoring, internship experiences, and more. 



Black Girls Do STEM (BGDSTEM) Virtual Community is geared toward our college aged girls to serve as a space where they can engage directly with BGDSTEM mentors and other students in the community.

Through our core values of scholarship, training, empowerment (equity), and mentorship, we trigger curiosity in the mind of Black girls, building confidence, skills, and the future STEM workforce.


Are your programs exclusively for African American girls and other girls of color?


How much does the STEM Saturday Academy cost?

Free. All program materials are based on funding from multiple sources including grants, private donations, and foundation funding.

What age range of girls are accepted in the STEM Saturday Academy program?

Girls grades 6th-9th. New students must be in 6th-7th grade on March 1st to participate. Once in the program girls can participate annually through 9th grade.

Does the BGDSTEM have programming with 10th-12th graders?

Yes, however these girls must have participated in our STEM program as a 6th-9th grader to have access to our additional resources for upper class students. Please fill out the application for the EPP program.

How are students selected?

Students are selected on a first come first basis, with preference given to girls living in the direct community in which the site is located as per our program requirements, as well as girls who attended the previous years program.

What are the COVID-19 in person precautions?
  • Max 20 girls per room
  • Temperature check at check in
  • Face shield, gloves and goggles required
  • Will be discussed at orientation and the above requirements are subject to
  • change as deemed fit as the COVID-19 situation changes.
How do I become a partner?

Fill out our partner form located here. We will contact you.

How do I become a sponsor?

See our sponsorship levels by downloading the sponsorship document on our website. Fill our the inquiry here

How do I volunteer?

We have three main volunteer roles: mentor, program facilitation support, and committee member. Fill out the form here.
Check our website calendar for upcoming orientation dates.

How do I donate?

We accept donations via PayPal, Cash App, and by mail at our mailing address:
4818 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, Mo 63108

Make all checks payable to Black Girls Do STEM
Attention: Cynthia Chapple

CASHAPP: 314-461-8684
Email: bgdstem@gmail.com

Visit the website donation tab for further information or to sign-up directly via Paypal