Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Girls Count program combines weekly educational programming with continued mentorship to target gender disparity within mathematics through an exploration of STEM fields for girls in grades 6-8. The program will empower girls and women to be passionate, informed, and confident in their mathematics abilities by connecting participants with positive female mentors from related fields through weekly engagements. Lessons will build critical mathematics skills that promote confidence and literacy in related areas such as physics, engineering, and finance. Through team-based activities, skill-building workshops, individual problem solving, mentorship and guest presentations, participants will be exposed to fun, hands-on experiences in mathematics, leaving lasting and positive impressions of STEM as they consider their future academic and professional career paths.