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Emerging Women Excelling in Leadership and STEM
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Emerging Women Excelling in Leadership and STEM
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Emerging Women Excelling in Leadership and STEM

Emerald Innovation Program

The Emerald Innovation Program is a program for 9th – 12th graders with the option to receive 3 college credits.

  • Complete a virtual 10-week entrepreneurship course (4 hours/week)
  • Partner with University of Iowa’s Jacobson Institute 
  • Earn 3 transferable college credits from the University of Iowa
  • Learn Design Thinking and StartUp 
  • Fall Session:  09/27/21 – 12/01/2021 Monday & Wednesday 4:30 – 6:30 pm. CST (Capacity is limited) 

Our Objectives

Cultivate interest and further develop an aptitude for science and technology

Promote higher learning in post-secondary education through STEM career opportunities through workshops and mentorships

Introduce cutting-edge technology and concepts, while providing hands-on learning

Build Character traits for the betterment of their communities

Young Emerging Scientists’ Virtual App Camp Returns

Due to COVID-19, we have adjusted our programming to be virtual. The essence of our programming has not changed.

OUR POPULAR VIRTUAL APP CAMP RETURNS This Summer.

The students create an app where they choose a positive theme to help their peers or community and then give a presentation on it! We also hig hlight financial literacy during the sessions! Sign up below! It’s a great opportunity of technology exposure and creativity during Spring Break. 

Upcoming Events

Y.E.S. Family Virtual App Workshop
October 9, 2021
9:30 am -
11:30 am
Create an app with family members with our computer science instructor. It’s going to be a grand virtual time! WHEN:...
Project Emerald
September 27, 2021
4:30 pm -
6:30 pm
The Project Emerald program is an entrepreneurship program for 9th – 12th graders with the option to receive 3 college...
Virtual Math Tutoring – Winter Session
November 2, 2021
4:30 pm -
5:30 pm
Providing some polish to their math skills and making your jewel of a child shine brighter! Supervised by a certified...
Virtual Math Tutoring – Fall Session
September 14, 2021
4:30 pm -
5:30 pm
Providing some polish to their math skills and making your jewel of a child shine brighter! Supervised by a certified...
Young Emerging Scientists’ Virtual App Camp  – July PM, Week 1
July 5, 2021
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Are you ready to develop a comprehensive app with an understanding of financial impact in a business setting? Your child...
Young Emerging Scientists’ Virtual App Camp  – June PM, Week 1
June 14, 2021
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
Are you ready to develop a comprehensive app with an understanding of financial impact in a business setting? Your child...
Young Emerging Scientists’ Virtual App Camp  – June AM, Week 1
June 14, 2021
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Are you ready to develop a comprehensive app with an understanding of financial impact in a business setting? Your child...
June 26, 2021
10:00 am -
11:00 am
We are excited about hosting our first virtual fundraiser Keeping the Brilliance in Jewels! You don’t want to miss this....
Virtual Math Tutoring – Spring Session
April 6, 2021
4:30 pm -
5:30 pm
Providing some polish to their math skills and making your jewel of a child shine brighter! Supervised by a certified...

“Jewels Academy taught me that women can be exceptional
professionals in STEM because gender is not a determinant in
my ability to succeed.”

Oule, Des Moines, IA

“Jewels Academy inspired me and gave me the boost I need to keep treading on.”

Carrington, Macon, GA
 

“The people in these programs have helped pave my path
towards the future and as I looked back I am proud to be the
person I am and the person I will be in the future.”

Irvine, Des Moines, IA
 

“After my first summer in Jewels Academy I was fired up and
ready to dive deeper into my interest in science”

Harvey, Galesburg, IL
 

“I value our partnership with Jewels Academy because they help us to understand the types of programming that will help young women see themselves as leaders in STEM fields.”

Amy Colbert

 

 

“As I recall the time I spent in Jewel Academy Workshops I can appreciate now, more than I did then, the way I was pushed to excellence. The Jewel Academy Workshops allowed me to explore fields and activities my school never provided. Giving me a safe space to explore the STEM field without the fear of being forced to embrace the stereotypes that were being put on girls. “

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