"Our organization was created with the concern that Black-American girls and young women are not choosing STEM related careers, and our passion is to change the narrative and fix this issue."
Here at Black Girls Do Engineer, we are passionate about developing girls and young women ages 6 to 21 in all areas of STEM. Our organization goals are to provide access, awareness, and advocate for two million Black-American girls to pursue STEM careers by the year 2050. Our organization will provide mentoring, personal growth regimens, STEM projects and activities, STEM challenges, and guidance on career paths based on insight from professionals that are leaders in the STEM industry.
Our vision is to increase the presence of Black-American girls and young women in STEM fields by providing experience-based knowledge and Black-American representation. Black Girls Do Engineer will introduce the core of STEM roles, and provide girls and young women with the tools to not only chose STEM professions but excel in the STEM industry.
Women make up 25% of the STEM workforce, but less than 5% of the STEM workforce are women of color.
The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2015 the percentage of women of color attending higher education institutions who earned STEM degrees was:
Our programs focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Robotics, Coding, College Preparation, and Financial Literacy. Our program is designed to promote leadership, offer mentorship, critical thinking projects, STEM design and experiments, and life skills for all areas of STEM for stages 1 through 7. Workshops, events, challenges participation, and summer camps will be offered to target all girls STEM interest area.
Our collegiate level will focus on leadership development, life skills, interview preparation, mentorship, mastering a career fair, training and understanding your career choice. Workshop and events will be offered.