The National Math and Science Initiative has joined the Million Girls Moonshot to deeply engage 1 million more girls in STEM learning over the next five years.
The Moonshot, a project of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, brings together more than three dozen corporate, foundation and education service organizations to ensure more girls participate and strive in after-school and summer STEM learning opportunities. It will leverage the 50 State Afterschool Network, which has access to more than 10 million young people and 100,000 after-school programs across the country.
“NMSI’s work is centered on expanding educational access and career opportunities for all students, with a focus on students who have been underserved and underrepresented in higher education and STEM professions,” said STEM Next Executive Director Ron Ottinger. “It’s ability to deliver inclusive, engaging and effective resources is an enormous value to the Moonshot.”
In addition to its deep experience supporting educators, students and school systems, NMSI works with organizations such as Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, ImagiLabs and KODO Kids to create and support out-of-school learning opportunities for students and families.