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Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Computers & Technology
  • Women


3339 SW ILLINOIS STPORTLAND, OR 97239 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

STEM Like a Girl is a Portland-based nonprofit organization aimed to build interest, excitement, and confidence in young girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We believe all girls can become scientists and engineers when given the right tools early on to develop their own STEM identity. Our program is built on three key areas: early exposure (elementary school age), parent engagement (parent-daughter workshops), and positive female role models (mentors).


Our Parent-Daughter Workshops are designed to provide an introduction to STEM activities for 3rd-5th grade girls and their parents (or other adult caregiver) in the Portland Metro area. Many other STEM-based programs are costly, require a significant time commitment, or are targeted towards families already interested in science and engineering. We aim to make STEM activities available to ALL GIRLS and their families, in particular those who don’t have access to other programs. Our half-day workshops are a great low-cost introduction to STEM for families that might not otherwise consider science and engineering programs for their daughters. We hope to ignite a spark in both girls and parents to continue STEM activities at home and beyond.


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