6 Days to Go...Help Us Slow the Summer Learning Loss and Encourage Diversity in STEM!
The 2021 GEMS eCamp Experience is a unique, virtual model for engaging underrepresented and underserved girls in STEM during the pandemic. Girls are delivered colorful and personalized STEM kits to their home with all of the learning materials needed for success. Help us reach our goal is to serve 120 7th-9th graders in Summer 2021!
* e-Camp Experience of Dallas (07/05 - 07/17/21)
* e-Camp Experience of Fort Worth (07/05 - 07/17/21)
* e-Camp Experience of Austin (07/19 - 07/31/21)
* e-Camp Experience of Lubbock (07/19 - 07/31/21)
We have a deadline of Pi Day, March 14th to achieve our goal of $15,000 which allow us to cover 20 students’ tuition to summer camp.
Why it Matters!
GEMS focuses on the challenges of summer learning loss and most notably now, pandemic learning loss, for many girls of color, specifically Black and Latina middle school girls from economically disadvantaged communities. Historically, these girls have less access to advanced high school math and science courses, hindering their readiness for collegiate STEM studies and ultimately STEM careers. To graduate them with the skills needed to be successful in college-level STEM courses and/or the workforce, increased learning opportunities outside of the formal school day must be accessible, especially during summer months.
The GEMS e-Camp promotes safety and well-being, scientific curiosity, positive role-modeling, and accessible pathways to higher learning in a comprehensive support network beyond the bell!
With Your Support GEMS Can Serve More Girls!
Despite the challenges of 2020, GEMS is proud to share that we successfully transitioned our one-week, in-person, residential camp to a two-week e-Camp that served 52 girls of color from Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton counties. Our goal for 2021 is to geographically expand to reach 120 girls with this innovative virtual program.
Or five-year growth strategy is to solidify our Texas base by 2024 with ten sites, preparing 300 new girls of color for STEM careers. You can make an impact today and in the future by financially investing in our mission as we simultaneously identify potential U.S. cities beyond Texas.
* For more information on or to volunteer with The GEMS Camp, please visit our Website.