So much progress this year! New partners, a new model of engagement and a new website. Check it out!
One of AstraFemina’s newest Partners is Million Girls Moonshot, an organization that seeks to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities over the next 5 years. At their inaugural celebration in June, AstraFemina member Wendy Lawrence shared her STEM journey with the Moonshot’s first Flight Crew - a group of young STEM advocates from across the country.
AstraFemina partner Texas AfterSchool Center for Education sponsors an after school Girls in STEM program in Harlingen, TX and AstraFemina members have been sharing our stories with them. Read more!
AstraFemina really began to grow this year - new partners and new members
WAFF48 in Huntsville, AL talked with Board Member Jan Davis about the recent announcement by Blue Origin Club for the Future selecting AstraFemina as a partner (timestamp 0:39-1:35).
AstraFemina was selected by the Blue Origin Club for the Future to receive a significant grant. We are one of 19 organizations, all focused on inspiring the next generation to pursue STEM careers, as partners with the Club for the Future in this mission. We are thrilled and honored to be selected and look forward to accelerating our efforts!
We are proud to highlight our early accomplishments.
The pandemic has been challenging for all of us, including organizations that engage in programming for after school programs and STEM outreach. Many of our partners have pivoted to virtual events so that they can continue to serve their communities. AstraFemina is right there with our partners-- our members have stepped up this past Summer and Fall and embraced the virtual format.
AstraFemina officially certified as 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Click on the link to view the press release.
While in-person events have been canceled for most of 2020 due to COVID-19, AstraFemina continues to connect with girls and promote STEM. AstraFemina member Sandy Magnus participated in a virtual event organized by Girl Scouts of the USA, for grades 6-12, reaching over 3500 girls (plus many more that watch the recorded events). Click on the link to watch the event.
While in-person events have been canceled for most of 2020 due to COVID-19, AstraFemina continues to connect with girls and promote STEM. AstraFemina member Wendy Lawrence participated in a virtual event organized by Girl Scouts of the USA, for grades K-5 reaching over 3500 girls (plus many more that watch the recorded events). Click on the link to view the event.
AstraFemina member Kathy Sullivan was interviewed by Girl Scouts of the USA. She appeared in a feature article for the GS alumnae newsletter, sharing her journey from childhood adventures to space flights, and motivating a new generation of girls to pursue STEM.
11 Alive in Atlanta, Ga highlighted AstraFemina member Dottie Metcalf-Linderburger's activities with the Girl Scouts at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta.
Covered by the Hoover Sun. Jan spent the day with 341 Girl Scouts from across Alabama at the 2019 G.I.R.L. Leadership Summit at Samford University on Aug. 10 hosted by the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.
The 2019 G.I.R.L event hosted by the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama was also covered by the Birmingham Times!