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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

SAfG's mission is to change the face of science by engaging all girls in K-5th grades, especially those in disinvested and minority communities in Northern California in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for the long term leading them to more economic mobility and resulting in a more gender equitable society.

Our Vision

SAfG envisions a gender­ equitable society, where all girls and women know their full potential and know they are capable of great things. They will be equipped with 21st century skills.

 

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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