What is girl powered?
Girl Powered events are STEM events that aim to empower girls in grades 3-8. Each event is staffed by female 1678 volunteers that engage girls in fun, hands-on activities and inspire them to consider STEM as a career path.
Since December of 2018, we have held 15 Girl Powered events: five at the Mary L. Stephens Yolo County Library and ten online. These events have reached over 350 attendees in total and we received amazing responses from parents and the community.
“I just wanted to let you know that (my daughter) has been having such a great time with these events - thank you so much for organizing them! In her words she said that she likes them because they combine two of her favorite things - crafting and science! And she also said that she really appreciated that your instructions were only guidelines and you encouraged creativity/flexibility/experimentation, which is just great.”
Currently, we hold monthly in-person events and we do brand new activities each month. These events are two hours long and during this time we have girls participate in activities such as building their own candy catapults, recycled roller coasters, and code bracelets. The time and location for this event will be sent out via email!
Frequently asked questions
Who can attend?
The Girl Powered events are intended for girls in grades 3 though 8.
How long is each event?
Each event is approximately two hours long and takes place over Zoom with leadership by female counselors from Citrus Circuits.
Is there a cost?
All of the Girl Powered events are free of charge. Just register in advance on the website.
HOw do I know what materials i need?
When you sign up, you will receive a list of activities and the materials required for each activity. There are usually things you many already have around the house, like newspaper, paperclips, tape, scissors, and other small crafting items.