It’s A Girls’ World Inc. Celebrates 5 Years

It’s A Girl’s World Inc. (GW) celebrated its fifth anniversary this summer by showcasing students’ STEM projects.

GW graduated its first class with seniors Amanda Khoury and Callie Wood.  Both girls attend Pennsville Memorial High School (Class of 2022).  After graduating, Callie will study Chemical Engineering and Amanda will pursue Biomedical Research in college.

GW also celebrated with all of its students completing a two-week camp at Salem Community College.  Parents, sponsors and mentors attended a celebratory luncheon followed by an engineering showcase:

  • The Interns (8th and 9th graders) presented a project on designing earthquake-resistant buildings.
  • The Engineers (11th grade) presented their award-winning project on improving cleanliness of airplane cabins for which they are developing a full-scale prototype.
  • The Peer Mentors (12th grade) talked about their journey through the program for the last 5 years.

The program continues during the school year with the Interns and Peer Mentors working on community service projects and participating in Destination Imagination Challenges. The Engineers will continue their work on their internationally recognized prototype including seeking funding to build and patent it.  All students will participate in quarterly mentor meetings starting in September – both in person and virtual.

It’s a  Girls’ World Inc is a division of South Jersey Robotics, Inc. – a 501(3)C dedicated to empowering students through skills development and understanding STEM career options.  GW is a three-to–five year program for young women from Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties starting in 8th grade to help build skills, confidence and a greater understanding of STEM-related careers available to them through guest speakers, hands-on activities, mentor sessions and community service project. GW is sponsored by Salem Community College, Rowan College of South Jersey, South Jersey Robotics, Atlantic City Electric, PSEG, Chemour, Corteva and the Foreman Foundation.

GW is accepting applications for its upcoming year 1 class for young women entering 8th or 9th grade in fall 2022.  An application can be found at www.sjrobotics.com/girlsworld. To sponsor a student in the program or to sign up as a mentor, please also visit the website.​

 

Interested in getting involved with GW?

Visit our home page HERE for more information. Apply to the program as a student. Becoming a mentor. Sponsor our nonprofit organization.

It’s a Girls’ World Inc is a division of South Jersey Robotics, Inc. – a 501(3)C dedicated to empowering students through skills development and understanding STEM career options. It is a three –five year program for young women from Gloucester, Salem and Cumberland Counties starting in 8th grade to help build skills, confidence and a greater understanding of STEM related careers available to them through guest speakers, hands on activities, mentor sessions and completing a community service project. The program is a two-week summer session taking place at Salem Community College followed by quarterly mentoring through out the year. GW is sponsored by Salem Community College, Rowan College of South Jersey, South Jersey Robotics, Atlantic City Electric, PSEG, Chemour, Corteva and the Foreman Foundation. GW is accepting applications for it’s upcoming year 1 class for young women entering 8th or 9th grade in the fall, 2022.

An application can be found on the website at https://www.sjrobotics.com/girlsworld/

To sponsor a girl in the program or to sign up as a mentor please also see our web page.

 

Girls’ World celebrated 5 years!