This is discussion about Digi Chix: Girls Gone Wired - STEM Opportunities for America's Rural Girls.
I love the fact that you are focusing on rural youth and girls in science. This is such powerful work.
However, other than the context where the school is located, and the population you want to focus on, what makes this approach unique to engaging girls in science?
I know you have these answers, but the proposal would be so much stronger if you included this info.
I often get worried about initiatives that focus on marginalized populations (girls, rural youth, or youth of color) in science, but don't offer anything specific to meet their needs.
Best of luck with this work. Wishing you the best
Thank you so much for the advice! I am going in to edit :-)
I could not figure out how to update my proposal, so I am listing ideas below in hopes of someone important finding them!
Impact of Girls Gone Wired:
-We know that after school programs are successful if they offer transportation, snacks, staff, and innovative programming.
-We know that there are few female STEM role models for children to admire, but, by providing access and opportunity, children in Grayson County will have many opportunities to meet professional women in STEM careers.
-We know that hands-on learning is key to helping children learn.
-We know that struggling students perform better when they are made leaders in their community (OHA Digi Chix participants)
-We know that these two populations will achieve better grades, consistent attendance, and better testing scores that students who do not participate.