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 21 Girl Powered events: five at the Mary L. Stephens Yolo County Library, ten online, and six in-person following COVID-19 guidelines. 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 events and we do brand new activities each month. These events are two hours long and during this time we have girls participate in STEM activities such as building their own candy catapults, recycled roller coasters, and code bracelets.
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 at the Davis Senior High School in front of M1 with leadership by female counselors from Citrus Circuits.
Click here to see a map of the campus.
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?
You don't need to bring any materials, just a ready mind to do some fun STEM activities!