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Enhancing Capacity

Scientific Adventures for Girls provides after school STEM programs to TK-5th children with a special focus on girls and underserved youth to increase positive attitudes toward STEM, increase hands-on learning opportunities and encourage lifelong learning of STEM subjects.

 
 
 
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The Problem

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Our Mission

To remove systemic barriers to all girls’ participation in STEM starting in kindergarten, engage them through hands-on learning, increase their positive attitudes toward STEM, and equip them with 21st century skills.

Our Vision

SAfG envisions a more gender equitable society where women pursue and choose careers that provide them more economic freedom and opportunities to advance society.

 

150+

programs & classes

SAfG is providing hands-on, high quality after school STEM programming to keep girls engaged in STEM for the long term.

 

25+

sites reached in the East bay

SAfG is present in Oakland, Emeryville, San Leandro and Berkeley, CA.

 
 

2k

children served

SAfG serves girls and underserved youth in K through 5th grades .

Our Programs

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SAfG aims to keep kids engaged in STEM subjects through fun, hands-on programs that instill inventiveness and intuition while connecting those invaluable qualities to the science and math lessons learned in the classroom. Our classes prioritize learning practical skills and applying them creatively. We want students to not only understand content, but also have tools for applying that understanding using certain habits of mind that are cultivated in the "doing" of science. Our teachers use the "6 C's of Being a Scientist" framework to guide each class:  Curious, Creative, Confident, Collaborative, Committed and Changemaker.  These characteristics are key anchors for teachers to reference students back to when approaching projects and support explicit instruction around these practices.

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TESTIMONIAL

 
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Jazmyne Muhammad, parent and former Program Coordinator at Techbridge Girls - October 2018

“My Kindergartner attends Sankofa Academy and has had so much fun during her time with SAfG. She is a budding scientist and it has a lot to do with your program; she even wakes up early on Friday's because she's so excited for science club. Her favorite activity so far has been making marshmallow shooters from PVC pipe. Thank you so much for your dedication to changing the face of science, so that it reflects young women like my daughter.”

 

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