How do I know if Black Girls Create is appropriate for my child?
This program is for girls who want to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through innovation, creativity, and hands-on activities. Unlike traditional STEM programs, this program is geared toward girls’ interest and helps them to build their confidence in STEM learning.
When is the application deadline?
October 27, 2019. The spots are first-come, first-serve, and space is limited. All other students will be placed onto a waitlist.
How much does it cost to participate in Black Girls Create?
It is a one time, nominal $5.00 fee for Lena Park (community fellowship); financial assistance is available upon documentation of need.
What happens if an accepted student is unavailable to attend/participate in Black Girls Create sessions?
They must notify the program as soon as possible because that slot will then be given to the next available student.
What type(s) of food will be served at these meetings and functions?
Light refreshments will be served. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Do I need to attend any of the functions with my child?
You must attend the parent Orientation, and then attend at least 1 parent meeting throughout the program and a communal sharing event.
Is there a waitlist?
Yes; it will be contingent upon funding. But if funding is given, a second group will start in Spring 2020. Please check the website for updates. That said, please keep us updated as well. If funding is provided, there will be another program after this one ends.
Who can participate in Black Girls Create?
Middle school girls in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
How can I enroll my child in the program?
You can fill out the application form online. We will notify you about your child's acceptance to the program.
Will Black Girls Create provide transportation for my child?
No…each student needs to have their own transportation to and from each session of the program. However, MBTA offers affordable options for transportation.
Where will the program sessions be held?
Lena Park, 150 American Legion Hwy, Dorchester, MA 02124
Ongoing since 2018