Our Mission:

Making ChangeMakers™

Girls start dropping out of STEM* from age 10. Our mission is to instill every ten-year old girl in the United States with the courage, confidence, and tools needed to become tomorrow’s STEM leaders.

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The Problem

At 5 years old, girls are just as confident as boys. By age 6, girls start seeing themselves as less brilliant. By age 9 the gender gap in interest in STEM starts showing up. By age 17, only 11% of girls are interested in STEM. The problems persist at college and in the workforce.

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Our Objective

15,000 youth inventing by 2020 and equipped with the courage, confidence, and tools needed to become tomorrow’s STEM leaders.

 
 
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Our Method

Girls who participate in hands on learning activities are 40% more likely to know the jobs that are possible through STEM. Girls who have had mentors are 2.5 times more likely to be confident in their ability to succeed in school and careers. Snap The Gap™ is a grant-funded initiative that uses three proven components to impact the opportunity gap: hands-on learning, a peer community, and mentorship.

 

2019/2020 Pilot Program

Snap The Gap™ will be running a pilot program through 2019 to 2020 that encompasses 15,000 10-12 year old girls in the state of California. Over the course of a year, girls will have access to hands-on STEM learning tools, a peer community, and mentorship by an inspiring adult in STEM.

 
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Measurement

The University of California, Davis will measure girls’ perceptions and attitudes around STEM before and after participating in the pilot program.

 

Get Involved

 
 

become a mentor

Do you love tinkering, experimenting and inventing? Have a passion for science and engineering? Join us. We’ve made it effortless to mentor. Apply today!

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Are you a parent, after school program, or organization interested in bringing Snap The Gap to your community? Ping us. We’d love to collaborate with you.

PARTNER WitH US

Are you a company or organization interested in investing in girls or in a company mentoring opportunity? Sign up to join the partnership list to collaborate!

 

 
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