Young Women’s STEM Leadership Initiative
Hundreds of local girls are being given the opportunity to explore a variety of STEM related educational opportunities during the school year through the Museum’s education program titled the “Young Women’s STEM Leadership Initiative.”
- Field trips to the Museum
- Outreach Educational Programs
- Engineers Week
- Step-Up-To-STEM Camp
The initiative is a collaborative effort between Dallas ISD’s Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs and Grand Prairie ISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Both are public all-girl’s schools in the DFW area which emphasize leadership, as well as STEM education.
The Museum’s program encourages under-served female students in their pursuit of STEM related disciplines. The initiative helps increase the students’ knowledge of STEM-related principles in aerospace; and awareness of and interest in aerospace and STEM careers. It also enhances analytical and problem solving skills and provides leadership skill building opportunities.
This program, launched in 2014, is being made possible through grants from Boeing, United Way, Exxon Mobil Corporation, PPG Industries Foundation, Time Warner Cable, Gulfstream, and Fluor.
To learn more about the Young Women’s STEM Leadership Initiative contact Rosalie Palmer, Manager of School Programs, Frontiers of Flight Museum at (214)-699-4619 or email.
Youth Volunteer Program
The Museum is partnering with DISD’s Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School and Grand Prairie’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Arnold to provide students a multi-tiered youth volunteer program.
The youth volunteer program enables young women to develop their leadership and mentoring skills while building confidence and self-esteem. Students may begin the program in the 8th grade and upon reaching the Celestial Scientist tier become eligible for paid internships during spring break and summer.