Community Needs : Education, Youth Engagement K-12
This grant funded a year of training for one first- and one second-year cohort (50 girls) participating in the year-round, coordinated five-year Eureka! Program. The UCSB summer program is designed to expose young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to the university experience and to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). During the academic year, girls attend monthly follow-up workshops, visit regional universities, participate in a college prep curriculum and experience internship opportunities. Eureka! is a national Girls Inc. program that has realized a 90% success rate.