STEM Programming for Under-represented Girls

Our Mission

The mission of Jewels Academy is ​to provide young women the competitive edge needed to succeed academically and vocationally in STEM and the arts within an encouraging and nurturing environment.

Our workshops

Our 2018 upcoming events:
Spring Y.E.S.Workshops:  3/10 & 3/17
Registration Opens: 2/1/2018
Math Camp:  3/24; 4/7; 4/14; 4/21
Summer Y.E.S.Workshops:  7/7;7/14;/7/21 & 7/28
​Fall Reconnect Y.E.S.:Fall Reconnect Y.E.S.:  9/29 & 10/6
Call:  515-243-9159

our statistics

40 STEM Workshops
167 Girls Served and Counting
85% of Girls have an increased awareness & interest in STEM careers!

Who We Are

Jewels Academy, is an organization that offers STEM and self enrichment programs for under represented girls in 4th – 12th grades. The 10th - 12th graders are assistants to the workshop instructors.

Our objectives

  • Cultivate an interest and further develop an aptitude for science and technology 
  • Consider higher learning in post-secondary education through STEM career opportunities
  • Introduce cutting-edge technology and concepts, while providing hands-on learning
  • Build Character traits for the betterment of their communities

Our vision

Preparing and empowering young women for success in the global workforce areas of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts. The long term vision is to move from non-traditional educational programs to a STEM day/boarding school for girls.

our sponsors

  • Coginzant Technologies
  • Jack and Jill Foundation
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Telligen
  • Wells Fargo
  • American Women Business Association
  • Individual Donors

Awards & Recognition

  • Jan 2018 - Recognize in #DSMUSA Campaign
  • June 2016 - White House Maker Ambassadors
  • Feb 2015 - Recognition from the Lt. Governor of Iowa for outstanding acheivement in STEM education!
  • Jan 2015 - Recipient of the Heritage Legacy Award for Youth Organization - I'll Make Me a World in Iowa!
  • Jan 2014 - Recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award!

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