GEMS : Girls Excelling in Math and Science
GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) clubs were started in 1994 by Laura Reasoner Jones, a teacher and parent of two school-age daughters. Upon hearing her daughter say she didn’t want to go to a magnet school because “Math is hard,” Ms. Jones enlisted the help and support of her local elementary school and started an after-school club for fifth and sixth-grade girls. Since that time, hundreds of similar clubs have begun around the country, and GEMS has expanded to both younger and older girls. Our summer Coding in the Cloud camp has created a resource celebrating girls and their value and worth.
Is your group free to join? Yes
- Activities to encourage girls in math and science
- Tips for teachers and parents
- Resources for starting your own club