Last month, we had the pleasure of attending Girl Power‘s 2nd Annual Day Party and contributing $5,000 towards their STEAM Summer Camp.
Girl Power is a nonprofit prevention and intervention social change program that promotes positive behavior, enhances social skills and improves academic performance in at-risk girls, ages 11-17. Established in 2000 by the World Literacy Crusade (WLC) of Florida – an international, non-profit, community literacy program – Girl Power encourages young girls to build confidence, competence and pride within themselves.
Girl Power’s STEAM Summer Camp is a free, hands-on learning opportunity for middle school girls in Overtown with a special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. The six-week program takes an active role in shaping education by incorporating problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, presentation, prototyping and response to critique. The summer camp introduces these girls to the idea of college life and stimulates their interest in potential career paths in science and engineering while incorporating summer fun activities.
We were so excited to surprise Thema Campbell, Girl Power’s CEO, with our donation to help cover the cost of STEAM Summer Camp for 30 Overtown girls.