S2 = ST∑@M & Sisterhood is a mentoring program designed to assist young ladies succeed in careers directed towards science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math – subjects collectively known as STEAM – using an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Evidence shows female students are significantly less likely than their male counterparts to pursue a STEAM based career. S2 = ST∑@M & Sisterhood was established to change the current trend for young ladies (grades 6-12) by providing STEAM centered hands-on opportunities, STEAM based outings, workshops including diverse speakers currently practicing in STEAM fields, etc. Mentoring in the above listed five content areas will not occur separately, but cohesively based on real world applications.

Program Goals

  • Increase each young lady’s exposure to STEAM through hands-on activities, workshops, museum visits, and a culminating Summit trip
  • Engage each young lady in STEAM based activities
  • Allow each young lady to visualize and verbalize how they currently incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in their daily routine
  • Enrich each young lady’s experience and knowledge of STEAM through student-directed break-out sessions, career explorations, expert partners, and additional resources as deemed necessary

Girls ready to take the next step and begin on the road of endless possibilities to countless STEAM opportunities should join us every third Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm at the CRC Annex. We have themed meetings each month were students will learn about various STEAM careers and experience first hand what it’s like to be in that particular field.

This is what some of our participants had to say about our mentoring program:

Participant 1: I enjoy coming to the program because I enjoy learning about different majors in science. I also like taking field trips and doing the experiments we get to do.
Participant 2: I liked the experiments where we learned how to make candles and soap, I also liked taking the field trip to see Christmas around the world.
Participant 3: I like learning about real life stuff that happens in science and how we can change it. We learn about the future and different fields we might want to go into when we get older. This program helps me think about my future and what I want to be when I get older. It’s good we are learning about this now so that we can have an idea of what we might want to do later on in life.