We Need More Girls In STEM!


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:

  1. Hands-on learning with littleBits

  2. Access to STEM courses & online peer community through JAM.com

  3. In-person mentorship


Join Us!

Snap the Gap is a free program for 10-12 year old girls. 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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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!


Program Overview

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.

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Program Components

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.

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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.



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.


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 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.


See Snap The Gap In Action


2019 Program Dates

The Snap The Gap pilot program runs from September - December. We will take applicants on a first come first served basis until we reach15,000 girls.

Choose a Schedule:

  • 10 weeks (1 session per week)

  • 6 weeks (~2 sessions per week)

Choose a Start Date:

  • 9/1: Apply by July 31

  • 9/15: Apply by August 14

  • 10/1: Apply by August 30

  • 10/15: Apply by September 14 (only 6 wk option available)

  • 11/1: Apply by September 30 (only 6 wk option available)



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