Girls Inc. of Long Island provides after-school programming, weekend activities, summer programs and experiences that expand upon and support girls’ STEM learning and engagement. Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. By interacting with women and men pursuing STEM careers, girls come to view these careers as exciting and realistic options for themselves and girls get the chance to see how STEM makes the world a better place.

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The experience I have had with Girls Inc. of Long Island is something I will never forget. It was the first place I heard of my dream job, when I attended the spring empowerment conference in 6th grade. I chased that love of science by attending the Brookhaven National Laboratory camp for 3 summers where I now have an internship in the Physics Department for the High School Research Program. This is an opportunity I owe to the leadership and empowerment of Girls Inc. Thank you!

Lauren, age 14