The JL Boston STEM program provides 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls with an opportunity to experience the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program is structured to create an environment where girls are encouraged to expand their knowledge and ability in STEM through fun and educational activities as well as foster girls’ excitement for girls to pursue STEM as a career path. Our STEM education takes place in the classroom and through on-site engagements with leaders in the field. The STEM lessons focus on real-world issues and problems, and immerses girls in hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration. Girls that participate in the program will be able to apply this knowledge to build on existing interests and skills. In addition to subject-specific learning, STEM aims to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, problem-solving, decision-making, and collaboration skills.
The JL Boston STEM program has locations in:
- Dorchester at the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, 35 Deer Street, Boston, MA 02125
- Read the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester’s announcement about the launch of our STEM program!
- East Boston at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston, 150 Byron Street, Boston, MA 02128
- Read a letter of support from our partner Excel Academy in East Boston, where many of our STEM participants attend school.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and space in both program locations is limited. To request an application or additional information, please contact JLB STEM East Boston at STEMeb@jlboston.org, or JLB STEM Dorchester at STEMdot@jlboston.org.