sf.girls is an initiative created by San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation (sf.citi) to empower and inspire middle school girls to pursue an education and career in technology and leadership.
sf.citi seeks to engage with as many middle school girls in the San Francisco Unified School District as possible by “touring” the SFUSD’s middle schools and holding an assembly at a different school each month where we introduce these girls to a variety of different women in tech and leadership. The sf.girls program includes creative ice breakers and STEM related activities for the women and girls, a panel discussion with Q and A, as well as the opportunity for our panelists to split up into small groups with the girls to talk to them one on one.
What is STEM?
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As noted in the 2010 President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on STEM education, our nation must focus on narrowing the gender gap between our nation’s boys and girls in order to improve America's competiveness in an ever-increasing globalized market. With these young women in mind, sf.citi seeks to launch a program for middle school girls in San Francisco that seeks to narrow the gap in STEM careers.
- Claire Lilienthal, Middle School
- Buena Vista Horace Mann, Middle School
- Herbert Hoover, Middle School
- Martin Luther King Jr, Middle Scool
If you are a professional woman in tech and would like to participate in one of our panels or are a parent, teacher or administrator of a San Francisco school and would like to have sf.girls get involved with your school please contact Kia Kolderup-Lane, Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-291-9501.