VPOST is proud to be a part of the Million Girls Moonshot initiative, working to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next five years. The Million Girls Moonshot is an initiative of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund.
The foundation of the Million Girls Moonshot rests on four transformative practices:
- Engineering Mindset
- Equity and Inclusion Framework
- Role Models, Mentors, and Families
- STEM Transitions and Pathways
Million Girls Moonshot Toolkit
The Engineering Mindset Toolkit is a great place to get started with the Million Girls Moonshot Initiative. The toolkit is a collection of resources and tools, which compliments the STEM mindset, as well as innovation, invention, and entrepreneurial education. The resources in the Engineering Mindset Toolkit are not exhaustive will be continually added to and modified.
VPOST convenes the Equity in OST STEM Coalition with support of the Million Girls Moonshot Initiative. We're actively looking for stakeholders with a dedicated interest in increasing access and quality of STEM-based out-of-school time opportunities for girls, non-binary youth, and other underrepresented groups. We encourage participation from community and school-based OST educators, higher education, professionals and business rooted in STEM, policy makers and influencers, museums, libraries, parents and more.