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A Nonprofit Teaches Girls of Color Science by Linking It to Their Everyday Lives


"How can one nonprofit teach girls to become change-makers? Just ask Nikole Collins-Puri, CEO of Techbridge Girls, an 18-year-old nonprofit organization whose mission is to “excite, educate, and equip girls in low-income areas” with an emphasis on girls of color. The organization’s vision is a world where “all girls lead, contribute and thrive in STEM... Collins-Puri thinks girls are “too often left out of the design approach to STEM education.” When they choose to pursue STEM, “they are told that it’s not for them or they don’t belong.” she tells EdSurge. Techbridge Girls offers an alternative; its Girls Go Techbridge engineering design process “invites kids to brainstorm, design, build, test, and re-design.” Through the program, they learn to solve problems in real time, using skills that can be applied to a wide range of topics..." Read More