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“The staff and I refer to ourselves as being small but mighty,” said Executive Director Connie Chow when she accepted the Advancement Award from The Boston Club. “Because it is really through the 200 plus mentors, board members and events volunteers who join hands in our mutual goal that we are able to inspire over 1,000 girls each year.”
Science Club for Girls was honored with recognition and a $5,000 award at The Boston Club’s Community Salute on April 14th, an annual breakfast event held at Westin Copley Place Hotel. Science Club was recognized for how it effectively engages volunteers to advance girls and young women in the community.
Ronna Woodward, Chair of the Advancement Awards Committee said, “We were very moved by the transformational work being done by so many talented, committed volunteers and staff.”
Mother Caroline Academy also received an award.
The Boston Club seeks to build a community of women who are connected to each other and to those in their next stage of their careers, offer opportunities to give back, to share expertise and to support one another’s professional development.
The experience of a teen participant in Science Club for Girls’ Junior Mentor program epitomizes the impact of the program. “I learned it doesn’t matter what your race, age, or appearance is. You can do anything and become anything you put your mind to… It’s about having friends and peers to encourage you through your goal, which is the relationship I had with my team in SCFG. Science Club for Girls made me realize that I have the power and the knowledge to become a scientist and to help others achieve their goals and dreams.” Though she wasn’t able to share this at the breakfast, it captures why our volunteers are so vested in the girls.
Many thanks to The Boston Club and especially the Advancement Committee. We hope many of you will join our volunteer rank.
Mentors, volunteers and board members, past and present: Thank YOU. This award belongs to all of you.
College Chapter Kick-Off! October 12, 2010Posted by scfgblake in Mentor volunteers, Volunteering, women in science.
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On September 19, college chapter leaders from five different universities gathered at the Science Club for Girls headquarters in Cambridge, Mass for the first official College Chapter Leadership and Development Training.
Keynote speaker Gwen Acton, president of Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST) as well as the founder and CEO of Vivo Group, kicked off the training with a motivational discussion about what it means to be a leader in the 21st century. Afterwards, representatives from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Northeastern and Tufts universities collaborated on ideas and strategies and engaged in thought-provoking discussions about diversity and low-income demographics.
In the upcoming months college chapters will play a crucial role in the expansion of Science Club for Girls’ volunteer base and lead everything from recruitment efforts to mini Show Me the Science! fairs on their respective college campuses. They will also expand significantly themselves, with each chapter creating an executive board that will consist of a secretary, treasurer, and coordinators of marketing and programming.
Are you ready to be a Mentor? September 19, 2010Posted by Science Club for Girls in Volunteering.
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Think back to when you were younger. Who told you that you could be successful? Who made you believe in the power of your dreams? Who has helped you become who you are today? Can you be that person for these girls?
One-time and recurring volunteer opportunities are still available, sign up today!
Bubbles! August 2, 2010Posted by jburnstein in Clubs, Junior Mentors, Mentor volunteers.
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Summer Summer Summer Time! July 19, 2010Posted by Science Club for Girls in Clubs.
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Sorry to all of our regular readers for being a little MIA. Summer is here! And with summer comes pool time, hanging out with friends and SCIENCE! What? Not that last one? Oh but yes! We are all about Science, 24/7, 365, friends and this summer is no different. We have 5 sites in Boston and Cambridge and are working with over 200 youth!
Just recently at the Middlesex Boys and Girls Club in Cambridge – our older group (10-13 year olds) as part of our Engineering curriculum, discovered that index cards, though flimsy on their own, are a mighty force when structured together.
How are you spending your summer? What sorts of fun STEM activities are your youth getting involved in? Let us know – we’d love to hear from you!
PS: For some inspiration, check out the Plankton Rap from our April Vacation week at The Roxbury Boys and Girls Club. Written and performed by the 4-5th grade girls.