Youth Services & STEM Education
Responding to the under-representation of women, especially women of color, in STEM fields, YWCA provides after school STEM (“Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”) education for girls. Our instructors work to nourish girls’ interests in STEM, improve their in-school performance, and equip them with the workforce and life skills that they need to thrive.
We teach girls to resist the stereotypes that sometimes discourage women and girls from pursuing these fields and provide them with an opportunity for holistic growth. YWCA also expands the impact of our STEM curricula by supplying training, materials, and resources to partner organizations that offer after-school programming to low-income elementary school children.