Now in its 22nd year, Science Club for Girls (SCFG) has established an excellent reputation as a nonprofit organization with expertise in girls-specific programming in underserved communities. SCFG was recognized by Root Cause as the 2012 Social Innovator in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics enrichment and education. It was one of six national MetLife AfterSchool Innovator Awards in Fall 2010 for the design and impact of the middle school Science Clubs and CELLS program.
Currently, SCFG provides free, hands-on science and engineering programs to approximately 1,200 girls in five cities in eastern Massachusetts (Cambridge, Lawrence, Boston, Newton and Brookline).
Our mission is to foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering & mathematics.
Girls work with mentor-scientists who model and foster leadership, affirm college as an expectation, and promote careers in science and technology as goals and options.