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STEM enrichment for 4th-12th grade girls

Young Emerging Scientists STEM Program

4th-9th Grade Girls

STEM workshops are “learning by doing,” where each session is designed to complete a project and links to a STEM career Troubleshooting is required during the STEM workshops.

We have 8 to 10 STEM workshops within a year (2 to 3 in the Spring, 4 in the Summer and 2 in the Fall) – 4hrs/workshop.

Check our calendar for upcoming dates for this program.

Young Emerging Scientists STEM Program

4th-9th Grade Girls

STEM workshops are “learning by doing,” where each session is designed to complete a project and links to a STEM career Troubleshooting is required during the STEM workshops.

We have 8 to 10 STEM workshops within a year (2 to 3 in the Spring, 4 in the Summer and 2 in the Fall) – 4hrs/workshop.

Check our calendar for upcoming dates for this program.

Annual Math Program

4th-10th Grade

The purpose of our Math programming is to improve students’ confidence and skills in foundational math concepts while still in elementary and middle school.  Studies tell us if the foundational math concepts are not learned, the skill gap continues to grow as students get older, making advanced mathematical concepts harder to learn. If basic math concepts are not mastered the path to taking more advanced classes in mathematics is reduced in high school and STEM careers become less of an option in college.

Check our calendar for upcoming dates for this program.

Peer Mentors:
Youth Assistant Instructor Programs

10th-12th Grade Girls

This program is aimed to engage 10th – 12th grade girls in STEM workshops as assistance to instructors. Participants learn to serve as mentors to the younger girls in STEM. They will also gain basic project management, leadership, problem-solving, and public speaking skills.

Deadline: May 1st

Peer Mentors:
Youth Assistant Instructor Programs

10th-12th Grade

This program is aimed to engage 10th – 12th grade girls in STEM workshops as assistance to instructors. Participants learn to serve as mentors to the younger girls in STEM. They will also gain basic project management, leadership, problem-solving, and public speaking skills.

Deadline: May 1st

Emerald College Innovation Program

9th-12th Grade

The purpose of the Emerald College Program is to create STEM higher learning opportunities for high schools students. There are two courses within this program:  BizInnovator and STEM Innovation with the opportunity to earn up to 3 transferable college credits per course. We have partnered with the University of Iowa’s Management and Entreprenuership, Tippie College of Business. The STEM Innovation course prepare girls and women to be future ready in STEM through design thinking using project-based learning by leveraging teams. The Biz Innovation course focuses on creating a business start up through proven methods. We utilize these proven methods by having students focus their start-ups on businesses that  help their communities or peers. The students also create a mobile application for their start-up businesses.

Each course benefits the students with a sense of achievement, meetings with business mentors within their project of interest, and helps students stand out for college admissions and scholarship applications.

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College Intern Program

We partner with local colleges and universities to obtain student interns. The main requirement is to have a passion to work with youth and great communication skills. We do prefer students with a STEM major. Our college interns have varied responsibilities such as researching the latest STEM news and sharing on social media, creating designs for upcoming programming to troubleshooting equipment and curriculum. We accept applications on a semester basis. Send an email here info@jewelsacademy.org if you are interested! Applications are accepted every Spring and Summer Semesters (March – June).

Check our calendar for upcoming dates for this program.

College Intern Program

We partner with local colleges and universities to obtain student interns. The main requirement is to have a passion to work with youth and great communication skills. We do prefer students with a STEM major. Our college interns have varied responsibilities such as researching the latest STEM news and sharing on social media, creating designs for upcoming programming to troubleshooting equipment and curriculum. We accept applications on a semester basis. Send an email here info@jewelsacademy.org if you are interested! Applications are accepted every Spring and Summer Semesters (March – June).

Check our calendar for upcoming dates for this program.

How Can We Improve?

Continuous improvement is a priority of our programs to ensure we meet the needs of under-represented and under-served populations. We welcome your feedback.