Summer is almost here! We at Girlstart are spending time preparing our STEM Center for the best summer yet. This summer 550 girls will experience our unique Summer Camp--and we hope your daughters and their friends will be among them! As we do each summer, we will change lives and futures through STEM fun!
While we are excited about the summer, we are still excited about the work that girls in our Girlstart After School programs were able to accomplish this year! Showcases of our spring work in earth science are taking place now, and blogposts are also visible on our Girlstart website
. We have newsletters for each district as well--come and share in the fabulous work Girlstart girls did this year! Thanks to you, Girlstart After School is the largest program of its kind in the nation. And, this year, we expanded Girlstart After School to reach girls as young as 3rd grade (Mitchell Elementary, in Georgetown), and we also reached girls outside the Austin area (Connally ISD, in Waco).
We are still having fun with our #sendagirltocamp
campaign. You can help send a girl to Girlstart Summer Camp! Because we've expanded the number of camps we offer to provide more girls with more STEM fun, we want to make more scholarships possible, as well. Many girls would like to attend Summer Camp and don't have the resources; we're raising awareness and support to provide scholarships to send more girls to camp. There are three ways that YOU can help change a girl's life by giving her the gift of Girlstart Summer Camp: you can give, advocate, or share. Everybody can make a difference and spread the word! #sendagirltocamp this year!
Thank you for all you do to help Girlstart go! For more details on our progress, activities, and some of our recent accomplishments, please keep tuned to our blogs and website.
Summer of 3D
The first day of summer camp is less than 4 weeks away! With more camps, more girls and lower prices our camps are filling up fast. Don't miss the opportunity to register your daughter today! The 2012 price is $300 per camp. This summer, girls will create their own prototypes, experience the world of 3D design, test forensic evidence, engineer machines that mimic our organs, and more!
|Girlstart STEM CREW member soaring her |
hot air balloon!
The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight
technology dating back to 1783. Campers in Girlstart's World Tour
camp will engineer colorful tissue paper hot air balloons and make them soar. It's all about STEM integration at Girlstart- and lots of FUN!
To read more about our themes and register online,click here. World Tour
Junior Camp 4th-5th
June 11-15, June 18-22Regular Camp 6th-8th
June 11-15 (SOLD OUT), June 18-22Pet Vet
Junior Camp 4th-5th
June 25-29 (SOLD OUT), July 9-13 (SOLD OUT)
, July 16-20 (SOLD OUT)Regular Camp 6th-8th
June 25-29, July 9-13, July 16-20CSI Girls
Junior Camp 4th-5th
July 23-27 (SOLD OUT)
, July 30-Aug 3 (SOLD OUT)Scrub In
Regular Camp 6th-8th
July 23-27, July 30-Aug 3
You Can Send A Girl To Camp!
This summer, Girlstart will offer a record number of summer camps to girls in Austin and throughout the US. We will serve 525 girls in 22 camps (7 sites in 4 states) with quality STEM education June thru August. We are raising money for 100 summer camp scholarships for this summer. So far we have 41 scholarships raised and 53 pledged. Will you help us reach our goal? You can create your own fundraising page and invite your friends to help you raise needed funds. It's easy to get started, and will provide a life-changing summer experience for a girl. Visit www.sendagirltocamp.org to see how you can help!
Summer Camp VolunteersGirlstart is now accepting applications from high school Sophomore, Junior, and Senior girls for our week-long summer camp volunteer positions. Summer camp volunteers assist behind the scenes helping to make our summer camps a success! To be considered for this highly rewarding volunteer opportunity, please fill out the online application here. If you have any questions about this volunteer position please contact Sharlym Aquino.
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We thank our...
AMD Changing the Game
Education Foundation of America
Girlstart's STEM Society Members
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Austin Community Foundation
Cielo Azul Foundation
Connect a Million Minds (An Initiative of Time Warner Cable)
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
The Junior League of Austin
Lola Wright Foundation
NASA Summer of Innovation Program
Texas Pioneer Foundation
The Walmart Foundation
Texas Gas Service
Topfer Family Foundation
Wright Family Foundation
Young Women's Alliance Foundation
Chaparral Women's Club
Charles Schwab Foundation
Computer Science Collaboration Project
eBay / PayPal
Jackson Walker L.L.P. Attorneys & Counselors
KLA Tencor Foundation
Luna Data Solutions
Maxwell Locke & Ritter
National Girls Collaborative Project
Shield Ayres Foundation
Texas Film Commission
Walmart Store #4554
Baxton Construction Services
Commercial Flooring Systems
Dick Clark Architecture
FOX 7 KTBC Austin
Goetting & Associates, Inc.
McCoy's Building Supply
My Garden Matters
Time Warner Cable (Connect a Million Minds)