We Need More Girls In STEM!

 
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Snap The Gap is a grant-funded initiative aimed at closing the opportunity gap in STEM.

Our program is grant-funded and includes three key components to impact the opportunity gap:

  1. Hands-on learning with littleBits

  2. Access to STEM courses & online peer community through DIY.org (previously JAM.com)

  3. In-person mentorship

 

Join Us!

Snap the Gap is a free program for 10-12 year old youth. There are two ways you can participate:

 
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Become An Official Snap The Gap Site

Are you a California after school program or organization interested in bringing Snap The Gap to your community? Apply to be a Site Coordinator today!

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BECOME A SNAP THE GAP MENTOR

Do you love tinkering, experimenting and inventing? Have a passion for getting more youth into STEM? Join us. We’ve made it effortless to mentor. Apply today!


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM, SCOLL DOWN

Program Overview

Snap the Gap™ is a grant-funded initiative designed to empower, excite, encourage and engage girls in STEM topics, with the aim of closing the gender gap in these fields. The 2019/2020 pilot program is targeted at 10-12 year-old youth in California.

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Program Components

Youth participating in Snap The Gap will receive the following program components for FREE!

 
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1. Hands on experiential learning

Each participant will receive a littleBits Snap The Gap STEM Inventor Kit. littleBits encourage youth to learn through physical play, turn their ideas into inventions, and solve problems they care about.

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2. MENTORSHIP

Participants will receive 20 hours of in-person mentorship over the course of the program. Girls who have had mentors are 2.5 times more likely to be confident in their ability to succeed in school and careers.

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3. PEER COMMUNITY

Each participant will receive a 1-year subscription to DIY.org (previously JAM.com), the largest paid subscription STEM course platform for youth. The youth can post projects, participate in challenges, and interact with fellow peers.

 

Program Experience

  • The Snap The Gap Program starts with a kickoff event.

  • During the program, girls will be mentored in small groups or one-on-one by a mentor working in a STEM field. The program consists of 10-12 sessions, adding up to 20 in-person mentorship hours. In addition, girls will have opportunities in-between sessions to explore their STEM passion via DIY.org (previously JAM.com).

    • Site Coordinators can choose between two scheduling options for the10 sessions

      • 10 weeks (1 session per week)

      • 6 weeks (~2 sessions per week)

  • The program concludes with a final showcase event.

 
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See Snap The Gap In Action

 
 

2019/20 Program Dates

We will take applicants on a first come first served basis until we reach15,000 youth.

Choose a Schedule:

  • 10 weeks (1 session per week)

  • 6 weeks (~2 sessions per week)

Choose a Start Date:

  • 2019

    • 10/15: Apply by September 14

    • 11/1: Apply by September 30

    2020

    • 1/1: Apply by November 30

    • 2/1: Apply by December 30

    • 3/1: Apply by January 30

    • 4/1: Apply by February 30

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