Role Model Training and Resources
It’s amazing to hear a girl say, “I want to be the next Sally Ride. Or the next Jane Goodall or Anita Borg." By connecting with a role model, the aspirations of a young girl become real, concrete and achievable.
The Role Models Matter Online Training Toolkit will help you develop skills to engage girls and underrepresented youth in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) through readings, videos, questions, and more. Role models play a vital role in getting youth excited about careers in STEM.
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Role Models Matter Project
The Role Models Matter Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a collaborative effort among Techbridge, the Society of Women Engineers, the National Girls Collaborative Project and Girl Scout Councils to bring resources to role models and girl-serving organizations.
Working Together Creating Connections Engage, Connect, Inspire
Field Trip Guide
An essential part of Techbridge’s afterschool program model includes two field trips per academic year to STEM companies and universities. Over our sixteen years of experience, we’ve learned what makes a field trip successful, when girls leave enthusiastic and encouraged, and the hosts feel re-energized, knowing that they have indeed inspired a girl to change the world.
Download the field trip guide:
Field Trip Guide
Role Model Trainings
Techbridge offers role model trainings to help plan and prepare volunteers for their outreach with girls. Trainings are held at Techbridge offices or on-site at corporate campuses, universities, or partner sites. Workshops include:
- Tips and practical advice for connecting and communicating meaningfully with young girls and inspiring them in STEM careers
- Ideas for icebreakers and hands-on projects
- Follow up
- Video examples of role models in action
Contact us to set up a workshop.
Techbridge offers trainings, curriculum, and consulting to organizations interested in partnering with us in our mission to advance girls in science, technology and engineering.
Contact us for more information.