Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project
The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project is committed to engaging 2,015 STEM mentors by 2015 across Kentucky as part of the Million Women Mentors movement. We are working to build a strong group of STEM professionals ready to mentor and serve as needed role models to encourage girls to consider STEM majors and careers.
According to Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project Leadership Team member, Haley McCoy, “There has never been a better time for a movement like this. Girls are ready, more than ever, to embark on pathways to success in STEM careers. And we are fortunate to have so many great mentors leading the way.”
Throughout 2015, the Collaborative will continue to engage mentors in Kentucky by hosting community forums across the state to encourage women professionals to become mentors, building partnerships with local business and industry as represented by the Collaborative’s Leadership and Champions Board members and developing local projects for girls to gain hands-on experience and access to STEM fields.
The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Project Leadership believes mentorship is a learning experience for both the girls and their mentors. Leadership development continues to occur as mentors discover new ways to engage girls and girls, in turn, learn the invaluable skills necessary to be future mentors themselves.