STEM Saturday Academy
Black Girls Do STEM is excited to invite you and your student to participate in our STEM Saturday Academy. Applications are now open for girls grades 6th-8th.
STEM SATURDAY ACADEMY FAQS
Is this program exclusive to 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 this 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.
Are girls expected to attend all the workshops all year?
Yes, the STEM Saturday Academy runs 9 months out of the year we ask that girls and parents make a commitment to attend all monthly workshops.
What is the frequency of the academy?
Each site meets once monthly, on the designated Saturday for that site.
Please check the website calendar for specific site dates. Virtual option varies, details to be given at orientations.
Are girls allowed absences from the STEM Saturday Academy?
Yes, girls are allowed 2 absences max. At the 3rd absence students will be allowed to continue but will not be asked to complete the final assessment upon completion due to absence. We encourage girls to attend all workshops as the hours of instruction for each participant is critical to our model, evaluation and ability to secure funding.
Do parents have to attend the parent and student orientation?
Yes, the parent and student orientation is mandatory for students to begin the STEM Saturday Academy.
Will transportation be provided for students to the sites?
Yes, transportation will be provided on a site by site basis and must be communicated two weeks in advance of the workshop date for scheduling.
What is the location of the program?
There are four sites; site assignments will be made at the parent and student orientations in February of the respective program year. Please check our website calendar for exact Saturday’s.
Does the program include lunch?
No lunch is provided but a light breakfast and snack will be provided.
What time is the program?
The program takes place from 10:00AM-2:30PM at all community sites.
What school districts must students attend to participate?
We accept girls from all school districts within the St. Louis Metropolitan community.