We are thrilled to announce our first annual summer intensive: Girls Rise Up, a STEM-based dance camp! This summer, girls ages 12-17 will come together to form a community of ambitious young ladies that will uncover the awesomeness that happens when you bring dance and coding together.
On the final day of camp, girls will perform the tech-infused routines, as well as exhibit the technology aspect of the routines. They will leave Girls Rise Up knowing how to write code, construct circuits, create movement, think creatively, and collaborate with peers. Visit the website to learn more.
You can support Girls Rise Up! SHARE this opportunity with the girls in your life or people who know girls. WATCH the girls perform on Friday, July 20 at 6PM. More details on the website. VOLUNTEER by sharing an inspiring story as a speaker or teaching. DONATE and invest in Girls Rise Up and the lasting impact on STEM futures.
STEM From Dance is the proud recipient of a grant from the Heckscher Foundation for Children, who works to level the playing field for underserved youth with a particular focus on supporting programs in the field of education. Through inflection point funding, they closely consider specific obstacles that keep underserved children from realizing their full potential, and look for key junctures where grants might change the course of their lives. We look forward to expanding our impact and reach with their generous investment. Visit their website to learn more.
In partnership with Computer Science For All, STEM From Dance led a cohort of NYC teachers on how to teach a unit of STEM From Dance to their students. We could not be more proud of these educators for the hard work and killer moves they put together and can’t wait to see what their 500+ students create.
A message from one of our colleagues: If you’re looking for a way to harness your computer science (CS) skills and make a difference for students, we invite you to become a Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) volunteer. Their volunteers work directly with classroom teachers to help them build and grow their CS teaching capacity through yearlong support and training to inspire the next generation of computer scientists. Applications are open now at tealsk12.org/volunteers.