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Jewels Academy
1620 Pleasant Street, Suite 216
Des Moines, IA 50314


Phone (office):  (515) 243-9159
Fax: (515) 339-7151

Frequently Asked Questions

Correct, Jewels Academy is a 501c3 organization that serves girls from elementary to high school ages.

No, Jewels Academy is not just for students of color or low-income students. However, our philosophy and mission are to reach underrepresented, underserved girls with diverse social-economic backgrounds. We have a heart for diversity on various social and economic levels.

Yes, however, our emphasis currently is on our STEM program for the next 3 to 5 years and slowly brings in other programs that cover financial astuteness, social graces, the arts, and physical fitness.

No, we also have a peer mentor program such that 10th – 12th graders serve as assistant instructors and receive a stipend. We mostly recruit for this program in the Spring of each year. You can find more information in the Our Programs page of this website.

We have our workshops posted on our calendar or check us out on Facebook.

Go to the Register page on our website to register and submit an application and payment for an upcoming workshop.

We do have limited scholarships. They are provided on a need basis and attendance basis.  Find more information about our scholarships on the Scholarships page. Please note we do require the scholarship recipients to attend all sessions for that given workshop period.