The Million Girls Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. It will inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next 5 years.
The Million Girls Moonshot shines a national spotlight on girls in STEM, spurring actions and solutions aimed at positively changing the way girls engage in STEM, and inspiring them to become builders, innovators, makers and problem solvers.
The Moonshot will be active in out-of-school programs in all 50 states, leveraging the Mott-funded 50 State Afterschool Network, which has access to more than 10 million youth and 100,000 afterschool programs across the country.
MGM Booster Packs
Booster Packs are direct support to Networks working with programs to go deeper in Moonshot transformative practices and programming: (1) equity and inclusion (2) engineering mindsets (3) Role models, mentors, and families (4) STEM Transitions and Handoffs. Boosters will provide capacity built through training and development or STEM programming through training and curriculum.
Explore the Booster Packs and submit an interest form for open opportunities.
TEEN SCIENCE CAFE
Teen Science Café programs are a free, fun way for teens to engage in lively conversations with STEM experts that explore the advances in science and technology that affect their lives. In these events, teens socialize over teen-friendly food and drink and have a lively conversation with local scientists and engineers about current cutting-edge developments in their fields, all in a relaxed and informal out-of-school setting. Teen Science Cafés are for teens, by teens. A core group of Teen Leaders, with the committed mentorship of an Adult Leader, plan and run the café programs. They welcome as diverse of a teen crowd as possible—diverse in ethnicity, culture, gender, and motivations for learning about science. Teen Science Cafés are not just for the science geeks; they are for all curious teens. Along the way, teen organizers gain a host of leadership skills. Cafés are typically run about an hour and a half once per month during the school year. OPPORTUNITIES ARE OPEN. Learn more and submit an interest form here.
Click2Engineering Community of Practice
Click2SciencePD, developed by Nebraska Extension with funding from the Noyce Foundation, provides online STEM professional development resources for out-of-school time trainers and coaches supporting frontline staff or volunteers working directly with youth. The Click2Science blended professional development model uses a variety of ongoing professional development experiences to improve the instructional skills of OST professionals while facilitating STEM learning experiences. Click2Science offers resources including staff development guides webinars, and self-directed web lessons approved for professional development requirements in 42 states. OPPORTUNITIES ARE OPEN. Learn more and submit an interest form here.
Engineering Mindset with Techbridge Girls @Home
Leveraging their 20- year history and expertise, Techbridge Girls enables girls from low-income communities to navigate the many roadblocks and inequitable systems that prevent them from persisting and excelling in STEM. They are experts at equipping educators (in-school teachers, nonprofit youth leaders, or volunteers) to create more access for girls to high-quality STEM enrichment experiences. OPPORTUNITIES ARE OPEN. Learn more and submit an interest form here.
MGM Social Media
One way we will help reach one million girls over the next five years is through active social media outreach through our 50 State Afterschool Network Partners and their partners.
Below you will find links to suggested social media posts and artwork you can use across your social media channels.