Black Girls Create

Developing a Culturally Responsive Maker Program for Black Girls

By LaShawnda Lindsay

Afterschool programs are a significant vehicle for increasing STEM interest, confidence, and capacity in underrepresented students (National Research Council, 2009). According to the Coalition for Science After School (2007), effective afterschool programs provide relevant, hands-on opportunities for underrepresented youth to interact with relatable scientific role models, content knowledge, and resources.

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The Afterschool Matters Initiative is managed by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, a program of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College

Georgia Hall, PhD, is Managing Editor of the Afterschool Matters Journal

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