February NewsletterAbout SFD
While Black History Month is coming to an end, our dedication to Black and brown girls in STEM has no expiration date. We continue to create equity and opportunity in the black community by committing to serve even more girls. Keep reading for updates on our summer programming, a special blog about our performance at Congressman Jeffries' inauguration, and an interview with our Manager of Alumni Programs.
Girls Rise Up Applications Are Live
Do you or does someone you know have a passion for STEM? Is there someone in your life who loves to express themselves creatively? Now is the time for them to apply for an unforgettable, STEM and dance-filled summer! Girls Rise Up is an opportunity for girls and female-identifying students ages 8-18 to explore different interests, hear from inspirational women in STEM, and have fun with like-minded girls.
Our virtual and NYC programs run from July 10th-28th. Four new cities will be announced next month as part of our commitment with CSForALL, which focuses on increasing equity and racial justice in computer science education. Click the link below to learn more and apply by April 30th!
Rebuilding the world with LEGO Education
We have some very exciting news - we’re partnering with LEGO Education to Rebuild the World! LEGO Education is highlighting how small things can lead to big changes, especially when it comes to empowering kids to combine their passions with learning. Read more below to see how our Founder & CEO uses STEAM to create unforgettable performances and get students excited about math and science.
We’re headed to SXSW EDU!
Our founder & CEO will be a panelist alongside our friends at the Science Sandbox, New Community Project, and Urban Hip Hop Museum in a discussion on Science in Culture: Literature, Hip Hop, and Dance. Science is often seen as elitist - something done by a privileged few. But science is part of culture. It’s a process of asking questions & a mechanism for decision making. And it shares much with other aspects of culture, like music, dance & literature. Like science, they all involve a process of discovery. So how do we make these connections apparent in meaningful ways? This panel will discuss three innovative approaches to developing artful, engaging experiences that authentically incorporate science.
Brooklyn celebrates a momentous win
Our girls lit up the stage during Congressman Hakeem Jeffries’ inauguration, outfitted in LED-lined jackets and dancing to Jon Batiste’s “Freedom.” Read more about this impactful evening below.Read More
Creating safe spaces for girls of color in STEM
Simone Hyater-Adams, Ph.D., is much more than our Manager of Alumni Programs. She’s a physicist, artist, creator, and is passionate about creating community. Read our interview with her to learn how she’s encouraging girls after they complete a STEM From Dance program and graduate High School.Read More
Do you want to build confidence and thinking skills in the next generation of scientists? If you have experience in program administration, teaching STEM or dance, and are passionate about empowering girls to reach their potential, head to the links below for info on this summer's Girls Rise Up job openings.