Snap The Gap is a non-profit initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in STEM.
Our program is donation-based and includes three key components to impact the gender gap:
Hands-on learning with littleBits
Access to STEM courses & online peer community through JAM.com
Snap the Gap is a free program for 10-12 year old girls. There are two ways you can participate:
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!
BECOME A SNAP THE GAP MENTOR
Do you love tinkering, experimenting and inventing? Have a passion for getting more girls into STEM? Join us. We’ve made it effortless to mentor. Apply today!
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Snap the Gap™ is a non-profit 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 pilot program is targeted at 10-12 year-old girls in California.
Girls participating in Snap The Gap will receive the following program components for FREE!
1. Hands on experiential learning
Each participant will receive a littleBits Snap The Gap STEM Inventor Kit. littleBits encourage girls to learn through physical play, turn their ideas into inventions, and solve problems they care about.
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.
3. PEER COMMUNITY
Each participant will receive a 1-year subscription to JAM.com, the largest paid subscription STEM course platform for kids. Kids can post projects, participate in challenges, and interact with fellow peers.
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 sessions, adding up to 20 in-person mentorship hours. In addition, girls will have opportunities in-between sessions to explore their STEM passion via JAM.com and tune in to monthly hangouts with inspiring STEM leaders.
The program concludes with a final showcase event.
See Snap The Gap In Action
2019 Program Dates
Snap The Gap is running session timeframes in the state of California in 2019, one starting July, and the other starting in September. Please see the program calendars for more details.
The programs are first come first served and will be open to the first 15,000 applicants.
Program 1 Schedule (July Start)
Last day to apply is June 7th, 2019!
Program 2 Schedule (September start)
Application deadline is July 31st, 2019!
*Note: The dates listed reflect the official Snap The Gap program schedule. The calendars have all events happening on Wednesdays, however, site coordinators can choose any day within the week to host a session.