FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM LAUNCHES INITIATIVE TO INTRODUCE GIRLS TO STEAM
“Leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today—especially in science, technology, engineering and math.”— President Barack Obama, September 16, 2010
Florence, SC – September 6th, 2016- Afterschool program launches Florence’s first gender-based afterschool academy to introduce girls to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) “Girls University”.
Girls University initiative is design to motivate, inspire and educate girls in the Pee Dee to become products of success, not society. Identifying the need to provide girls with specialize enrichment programming combine with an afterschool safe haven provides a unique niche for Girls University. Understanding the need to ensure girls have the opportunity to participate in science, technology and engineering careers fields and a chance for 21st century success was the brain child behind the academy.
Girls University not only aims to provide quality non-traditional afterschool care, but a place where girls can attend workshops, host birthday parties, receive academic tutoring, mentoring, and access to career speakers.
Girls University will host an Open House on September 12th, 2016 at their location located at 1249 Celebration Blvd, 29501 from 6:00 pm – 8:00pm.
About Girls University
Girls University is designed to motivate, inspire and motivate girls in K – 12th grades regardless of race, background and social status. We look to motivate girls to become the next scientist, engineer and technologist. The organization’s hours are 2:30pm – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. For more information on Girls University, please visit http://www.girls-university.com or contact our National Director of Programs and Brand, Ashli Smart 843.468.4710.