Ydennek for Girls collaborates with schools in the Metro Atlanta area to serve as a resource to their female population of students. Ydennek for Girls works to prepare students, provide resources and contribute skills to sustain successful young female leaders in the 21st century who are not afraid to explore non traditional fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Why does STEM matter for girls?
When girls participate in programs that cultivate their interest in science and math, they are more likely to gain confidence and interest in science and math. Women are the future of STEM development. Due to negative stereotyping, girls feel less capable of excelling in science and math. Ydennek for Girls works to remove those barriers and encourage girls to study in STEM fields.
Our goal is to encourage girls to become leaders through mentorship, experiments, field trips, and sisterhood. Young adults who have a mentor are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor. By bridging the gender gap in society, we create meaningful learning experiences for 21st century girls. (The Mentoring Effect, 2014)