"Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what you can’t see." -- Sally Ride
We invite female STEM professionals to one class during each 10-week session to meet with the girls and talk to them about how science and math played a big role in their childhoods; how they overcame challenges along the way; what they do in their jobs followed by a Q&A session. Finally they help with the project planned for the day. We want the girls to meet the amazing women in the Bay Area so they can see themselves in a STEM career some day!
When: Throughout the 2019-2020 School Year
Commitment: 1 class (2 hours)
Where: Elementary Schools in Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville
you can select one day to be a role model guest.
Classroom Assistant Volunteers
SAfG enjoys working with volunteers who are passionate about STEM and working with children to assist in our weekly after school classes which run around 8 - 10 weeks. You would be engaging the girls with hands-on projects each week and helping build their confidence around STEM, encouraging and modeling collaboration, problem solving, perseverance and that it is ok to make a mistake.
When: Throughout the year, once a week for 8-10 weeks, typically between 3:00-5:00pm
Commitment: Up to 13 hours (varies)
Where: Elementary Schools in Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville and San Leandro
This is a great opportunity for those who have volunteer time off or if you have a flexible schedule!
Family STEAM Night Volunteers
SAFG holds Family STEAM Nights (FSN) throughout the school year at elementary schools. Each FSN is designed to engage children and their families in hands-on STEAM projects. We need volunteers to lead project stations. These events are for K-5th grade students and their families.
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Near Peer Program
SAfG administers a leadership program in which middle school and high school girls serve as assistant teachers and mentors for our K-5 after school programs. This opportunity will not only help build communication skills, leadership skills and provide an opportunity to further engage in STEM, but also this is a great opportunity for our K-5 girls. To have a role model in the class closer in age is powerful and beneficial. It’s a win-win for all!